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que sera sera
A phrase that suggests that the future is uncertain or out of one's control. Its most common spelling is in Spanish, and it is usually understood to mean "whatever will be will be." A: "How are you not stressed about getting your exam grades back?" B: "Oh, que sera sera! I studied, I took the tests—what else can I do now?"
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jump the queue
To go ahead of someone or multiple people who have been waiting before one. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I wanted to shout at the man for jumping the queue, but I was too embarrassed about making a scene. There has been public outrage after it came to light that some people had been jumping the queue for surgery appointments because they had a friend or relative working at the hospital.
How are you? What's up? Taken directly from Spanish. Hey, John, long time no see. Que pasa?
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jump the queue1 push into a queue of people in order to be served or dealt with before your turn. 2 take unfair precedence over others.
The US version of this expression is jump in line .
jump the ˈqueue(British English) (American English jump the ˈline, cut in ˈline) go to the front of a line of people without waiting for your turn: I get very angry with people who jump the queue. ▶ ˈqueue-jumping (British English) (American English ˈline-jumping less frequent) noun: This practice encourages queue-jumping for medical services.
Que pasa?(ke ˈpɑsə)
interrog. Hello, what’s going on? (Spanish.) Hey, man! Que pasa?
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