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cue up

1. To prepare something for viewing or listening. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "cue" and "up." You cue up the video, I'll get the popcorn.
2. To assemble into a line, as of people who are waiting for something. A variant spelling of "queue up." I can't believe people are cued up already—the store doesn't open for another 12 hours!
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cue up

v.
1. To position an audio or video recording in readiness for playing: The DJ cued up the next record on the turntable as the song came to an end. I wanted to show scenes from the film during my presentation, so I cued them up ahead of time.
2. To form or get into a waiting line; queue up: The customers cued up for tickets long before the box office was open.
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I had a vague idea, because I am friends with one crazy, punch-drunk Adam Sandler fan, that he was still making movies, but if you had asked me to name a movie he'd made since, say, Funny People (2009), I'd have shrugged and cued up "The Chanukah Song," which makes the case as well as any bit of culture that America peaked during Bill Clinton's first term (Infinite Jest and the peak years of Beverly Hills 90210 round out my case).
When you arrive for your audition dressed in proper attire, have your audio-cassette cued up to your piece and ready to play.