VERB- •Jump the line/ queue -Hey, don’t jump the line – take your turn like everybody else. - 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 the queue if you pay. - It’s terrible! But there are people who jump the line for a transplant.
[Spoken BrEng] •queue-jump Hey, no queue-jumping! She is queue-jumping!
[Spoken AmEng] cut in the line/ cut in line -Celebrities are allowed to cut in line at popular restaurants. - Hey, no cutting (in line)! - She is cutting in line!
•Push in - They were very annoyed when a girl tried to push in.
NOUN- • Queue-jumper/ line-jumper -What do we have here, another queue-jumper? - Tell that funny queue-jumper to move to the end of the queue.
> Curiosities from Wikipedia:
The act of cutting is generally frowned upon by most people. However, it has developed a set of rules to allow for "fair" cutting. These include asking for "cuts" – permission to enter ahead of the person that was asked, or "back cuts" – permission to enter behind the person who was asked. However, since cutting in front of one person is in essence adding to the wait of every person behind them, this technique is considered fair only if each person behind the one being "cut" allows it. Rarely will such things work in a formal line (such as an amusement park). "Back cuts," similarly, are generally considered impermissible because the person allowing the cut loses nothing by having a person enter in behind them, while everyone else behind the cutter does suffer the additional wait.
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