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Paanch Minit

\paahnch min-it\
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Definition

A unit of time, ranging from 2 to 20 hours or more. However, it literally means "5 minutes" and is tightly indicative of IST (and is oftentime uttered as a bold-faced lie).

Usage

Lata: How long before you finish working on this table?
Carpenter: Paanch minit.

Nitin (about 100 km from his destination): How far is Pune from here?
Smiling Passerby: Paanch minit

Boss: You are late. Where the hell are you?
Employee: Paanch minit

Added 2011-08-12 by GoodCumbany

Root

Hindi

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

IST