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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 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

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 addition, each queued command is assigned a unique tag value used to identify any outstanding commands between the host and the device.
Queued calls are delivered to a customer site when an appropriately skilled network- or ACD-based agent becomes available.
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.