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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

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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We consider an MMPP/G/m queue system to model the correlations between consecutive inter arrival times.
Can Navy communicators rely on email queues alone to determine the status of a ship's connectivity to the DoDIN?
Like complaining about the weather, complaining about the length of a queue is a great British tradition.
With the app, a customer requests and receives a queue number from a merchant.
RED is supposed to solve the traditional problems of queue management techniques.
James Ricardo, of Duggins Lane, Tile Hill was number 57 in the queue and had been waiting in line since 8am.
But at the bottom of the table, with much smaller queues, were clothes shops, with an average of four minutes, and bus stations, with a wait of 3.
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.
But because of the uncertainty that leads to queues containing many more people hoping to get some of the good than can do so, some who succeed in getting the good will value it less than some who fail.
Overall, customers in Wales and Scotland were in the shortest queues, with those in London and the north of England facing longer lines.
0 now not only displays the queues, but it lets you drag-and-drop individual plays the queues off the main HUD client onto your Desktop allowing managers and agents to focus on specific queues of: interest.
Professor Jeff Griffiths, from Cardiff University, analyses queues at everything from supermarkets, to pedestrian crossings, traffic jams and airport terminals.
2n-1] queues on 2n vertices can be obtained from G by doubling.
The bank of international authors cover the basics of queues, including their features and characteristics, graphical methods, modeling, scope and organization, Markovian queues, including optimization, regenerative non-Markovian queues, computational methods, statistical inference and simulation, general queues, discrete-time queues in transient solutions, and miscellaneous topics such as priority queues, queues with infinite servers, design and control of queues, and networks.
THE queues snaked round all four walls of Victoria Square post office, a medium-sized branch in the city centre.