period of time, usually assumed by the listener to be at least 2-3 minutes in length. Speakers use it to affirm
that the time will be short without any actual meaning or elaboration
, despite the fact that the period will likely be more than 120 times longer than stated (see above).
Person #1: Are you done yet?
Person #2: Yeah, it'll just take a second.-5
Person #1: *visibly impatient
* Okay, are you done now?
Person #2: I said, it'll be a second! Geez
, some people.