Definition

(to wait in a) line (US), queue (UK): (to wait in a) line of people noun
I need to stand in the queue. I have to wait behind these other people before I can pay for my shopping.
to queue up (UK): to stand in line, to wait in line verb
In American English, to queue up is expressed as to wait in line.

UK: In Britain, a "line" is called a "queue".
US: In America, a "queue" is called a "line".
  • "All non-EU passport holders please queue up to the left, and all EU passport holders please proceed to the right."
  • "Polly : I don't care if it's in the queue!"
  • "It's only waiting in the queue at this point."
  • "Jean : Oh, this line is long..."
  • "Jean : The line for the toilet was enormous, so I went to the ladies' toilet, but then a woman was scared and she called the police."

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