jump the queue

jump the queue
British
to move in front of people who have been waiting for longer than you have. The American expression is jump in line.

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  • jump the queue — ► jump the queue (or N. Amer. jump in line) 1) move ahead of one s proper place in a queue of people. 2) take unfair precedence over others. Main Entry: ↑jump …   English terms dictionary

  • jump the queue — phrasal Britain 1. : to go ahead of a waiting line (as at a theater window) attempt to jump the queue is to court disaster London Calling 2. : to seek to obtain something in advance of one s turn : obtain preferential treatment jumping the allied …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump the queue — British & Australian to move in front of people who have been waiting longer for something than you. If you try to jump the queue at a bus stop you ll get shouted at by old ladies. There s a long waiting list for hip operations, but you can jump… …   New idioms dictionary

  • jump the queue — push into a queue of people. ↘take unfair precedence over others. → jump …   English new terms dictionary

  • jump the queue —  Place oneself nearer the front of a queue than is one s proper place. Advance one s turn at anything …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • jump the queue — verb a) to move into a queue ahead of others who have been waiting longer or that have a higher priority; push in b) to desire preferential treatment, undue influence; to be impatient See Also: queuejumper …   Wiktionary

  • jump the queue — cut in line, push to the front of the line …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jump the queue — phrasal British to advance directly to or as if to the head of a line …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jump the line — jump the ˈqueue idiom (BrE) (US jump the ˈline) to go to the front of a line of people without waiting for your turn Main entry: ↑jumpidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • jump — ► VERB 1) push oneself off the ground using the muscles in one s legs and feet. 2) move over, onto, or down from by jumping. 3) move suddenly and quickly. 4) make a sudden involuntary movement in surprise. 5) (jump at/on) accept eagerly. 6)… …   English terms dictionary

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