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Hold everything


Stop what you are doing; let’s stop right now: Hold everything, here’s new evidence! (1924+)
Also, hold it. Stop, wait. These expressions are usually used in the imperative, as in Hold everything, we can’t unload the truck yet, or Hold it, you’ve gone far enough. [ First half of 1900s ]


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