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queue up (for something)

to line up for something. (*Typically British.) We had to queue up for tickets to the play. You must queue up here to get in.
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jump the queue

  (British & Australian)
to move in front of people who have been waiting longer for something than you If you try to jump the queue at a bus stop you'll get shouted at by old ladies. There's a long waiting list for hip operations, but you can jump the queue if you pay. (British & Australian) (British & Australian)
See also: jump, queue

queue up

1. To form an ordered sequence or line; line up: The patrons queued up outside the theater. The customers queued up at the ticket booth.
2. To order some set of things to deal with them in sequence; line up something: Queue up the children, and I'll serve them lunch. We'll queue the applicants up and interview them one at a time.
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In addition, each queued command is assigned a unique tag value used to identify any outstanding commands between the host and the device.
The differences between queued and non-queued commands are revealed after the command is issued.
Even over ATM interfaces, all the cells carrying frame-based traffic can be queued and scheduled like frames, delivering the appropriate QoS capabilities to those applications like Cisco switch routers do, yet have all the versatility and performance of a multiservice ATM switch router.
Now, a mutual fund company, for example, can cross-train agents so calls can be queued and routed to growth, equity, income, bond, tax free, etc.
Administrators are able to control which Macintosh users on the network can access queued jobs, besides their own.
Voice channels are used only for the actual transfer of the call, which remains queued on the originating call center until a remote agent group accepts the call.