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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

queue up (for something)

To get into a line to wait (for something). Sometimes also modified by "for (some amount of time)" immediately after "queue up." Primarily heard in UK. I hate having to queue up so early just to get tickets. The new restaurant has already become a huge success, with people queuing up for hours for a seat each night. We queued up for a chance to meet the author.
See also: queue, up

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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In the next section, we derive the expressions for average queuing delay and queue length for an MMPP/G/m queue.
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Weight parameter: This parameter is used to calculate the average queue size.
In Leamington there were similar queues of people eager to get their hands on the phone from the O2 store in the Parade.
In a top ten of the worst offenders for queuing, post offices topped the table, with average queues of 19 minutes, followed by banks at 18 mins.
With the control of queue sizes as their main objective, the active queue management policies proposed and researched previously, use some measure of the queue occupancy level as their sole control decision criteria.
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And the sight of a lengthy queue - be it overnight outside a department store sale or on a grossly overcrowded train in the hope of securing a seat - is as much a part of British life as Big Ben or cask conditioned beer.
You can see all of your agents in a particular queue and they are color coded to indicate their status (on internal call, on queue call, etc.
Keywords: graph, queue layout, queue-number, track layout, track-number
AT the height of the queue at the King Street branch there were more than 50 people waiting to be served.
Tesco is testing infrared queue management technology in nine London Metro stores--and could use it to tell consumers how long they will have to wait before being served.
Intelligent reordering of commands within the drive's internal command queue helps improve performance of queued workloads by minimizing mechanical positioning latencies on the drive.