queue up (for something)

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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

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 worst case, cars queued up Newsome Road, down Newsome Road South and BACK along Woodhead Road towards Honley - a distance of almost two miles.
West bound traffic was queued up for miles stretching as far back as the Rhuallt Hill, as motorists struggled to make it to their destinations yesterday afternoon.
Locals, impressed by his grasp of French, queued up to shake his hand and wish him well.