jump the queue

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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.
See also: jump, queue

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
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Carter, who beat Joe Perry 17-15 in a tense, error-strewn semi-final, should have won the opening frame of this best of 35 contest but broke down on a break of 24 when he jumped the cue ball over a red as he tried to pot a black.
Carter broke down on 24 when he jumped the cue ball over a red he was attempting to pot into the pocket.
Then, when he jumped the cue ball over a red, Tabb felt it necessary to have a quiet word to try to calm Maguire down.