Student or Learner
A: Oh yes, I went shopping yesterday and bought lots of food for the party. Eat
up! Thereís plenty moreÖ.
B: Thanks! Itís great - Iíll have no problem eating this food up Ė itís lovely!
A: And if you drink up, Iíll go and make you another cocktail!
B: Youíre a great host Matt. Hang on then and Iíll finish it.
I do not understand what the sentence in bold means.
hang on (WAIT) phrasal verb INFORMAL
to wait for a short time:
Sally's on the other phone - would you like to hang on?
Do you need the toilet right now or can you hang on for a while?
Hang on a minute - I'll be with you in a moment!
used to show the beginning or end of a conversation, statement, etc.: Right then, where do you want the table to go? ĎI really have to go.í ĎOK. Bye, then.í OK then, I think weíve just about covered everything on the agenda.