an English expression
When a Japanese reporter interviewed with him on the phone, Sam Smith, a young singer of the attention praised as 'singing voice of the angel', said so as soon as he answered the phone. Neither "One moment, please.” nor "Just a minute." "(Wait) two seconds." I don't want to keep you waiting, but may take a while. If so, I'm sorry. Such consideration is included in these short words. I feel like taking to this phrase.
December 29, 2015
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun