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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 their hospital.
See also: jump, queue

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.
See also: queue, up

jump the queue

1 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 .
See also: jump, queue

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.
See also: jump, queue

queue up

v.
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.
See also: queue, up
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We have made an assumption so far that moderates the potential for hostility when rationing is done through queuing rather than by pricing.
Virtual queuing eliminates this source of frustration by giving customers choices and the freedom to do other things while waiting until it's their turn to speak with an agent.
The modifications necessary to prepare an application for queuing are fairly minor.
If there's lots of large trollies and you go there it will take a long time to move - that's nothing to do with queuing, but just observing the behavioural aspects of the people in front.
While public manners continue to deteriorate, queuing remains an unimpeachable routine.
Three factors affect broadband providers' ability to deliver simultaneous streams of VHS-and-better-quality on-demand video to customer TV sets: speed, available bandwidth, and proper queuing and buffering techniques.
In the last year, VHT clients have used the Virtual Hold virtual queuing technology to return approximately 63 million call back requests, saving their contact centers roughly $26 million dollars in toll costs, and saving their customers an estimated 1.
Waiting to board a plane, queuing at the supermarket and standing in line at the bank were also high on the most-hated list.
Serial ATA Native Command Queuing is designed for the needs of PCs, entry-level servers and new markets such as fixed-content and near-line storage subsystems.
More centers may also want to test a virtual queuing tool to see if it is right for their company and customers.
AKRON, Ohio -- Virtual Hold Technology[R], LLC (VHT), the leading provider of virtual queuing solutions, today announced that the Ameren Corporation (NYSE:AEE) has implemented the Virtual Hold[TM] solution at their contact centers in Missouri and Illinois.
QUEUING is a great British tradition - but one which wastes, on average, six months out of each person's life.
AKRON, Ohio -- Virtual Hold Technology[R], LLC (VHT), the leading provider of virtual queuing solutions, today announced that it will be presenting for the Atlanta, Georgia chapter of SOCAP (Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals).
AKRON, Ohio -- Virtual Hold Technology[R], LLC (VHT), the leading provider of virtual queuing solutions, today announced that excelleRx will be introducing the Virtual Hold[TM] solution into their contact center environment.
AKRON, Ohio -- Virtual Hold Technology(R), LLC (VHT), the leading provider of virtual queuing solutions, today announced that the Time Warner Cable Columbus, Ohio division has introduced the Virtual Hold(TM) solution into their contact center environment.