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queue up

Meaning: If you queue up, you join a line of people waiting for their turn to do something.

Synonym: line up

For example:

  • queue up When we went to the bank we had to queue up at the counter.

  • queue up for sth Don't you hate it when you've been queuing up for a ticket, and they run out just before you get to the counter?

Nouns often used as indirect objects with
queue up: for a ticket, pass, token, coupon, taxi; in a bank, post-office, supermarket; at a counter, ticket window, box-office

Quick Quiz:

You might have to queue up when you go to
  1. the beach
  2. the post-office
  3. Mandy's bedroom

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