To Hang On

Meaning and usage of the word/phrase 'To Hang On'.

Meaning: To wait, stay

Usage: Please hang on a minute, I’ll search for him.

Sample Dialogue

A: Was the meeting with Mr. Barney fruitful?

B: Fine, but I had to hang on there for over two hours. That was the worst time for me, just sitting and waiting.

A: Why? Was the meeting not arranged?

A: It was but he had to go somewhere urgently.

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