British & Australian jump the queue - to move in front of people who have been waiting longer for something than you.

Sorry, I didn't mean to queue-jump.

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  • queue-jump — queueˈ jump intransitive verb and transitive verb • • • Main Entry: ↑queue * * * queue jump verb [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they queue jump he/she/it queue jumps …   Useful english dictionary

  • queue´-jump´er — queue jump «KYOO JUHMP», intransitive verb. British. to go out of turn; go ahead of those who have been waiting: »To acknowledge that patients can queue jump on any grounds other than medical is to open an enormous moral fester (Linda Blandford) …   Useful english dictionary

  • queue-jump — queue ,jump verb intransitive BRITISH to move to a position in a line that is ahead of other people who have been waiting longer than you ╾ queue ,jumping noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • queue-jump — ► VERB Brit. ▪ move forward out of turn in a queue …   English terms dictionary

  • Queue jump — A queue jump is a type of roadway geometry typically found in bus rapid transit systems. It consists of an additional travel lane on the approach to a signalised intersection. This lane is often restricted to transit vehicles only, though some… …   Wikipedia

  • queue-jump — /ˈkju dʒʌmp/ (say kyooh jump) verb (i) to move ahead of others in a queue improperly and without waiting for one s turn. Also, queue jump. –queue jumping, noun …  

  • queue-jump — verb Brit. move forward out of turn in a queue. Derivatives queue jumper noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • queue-jump — verb (I) BrE informal to go unfairly to the front of a queue, instead of waiting …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • queue-jump — See: queue jumping …   English dictionary

  • Queue area — Queue areas are places in which people in line (first come, first served) wait for goods or services. Examples include the DMV, checking out groceries or other goods that have been collected in a self service shop, in a shop without self service …   Wikipedia

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