One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Go in front of people who are already queuing.‘they scowled at him because they thought he was trying to push in at the head of the queue’
- ‘Seething with suppressed fury when someone cuts you up in traffic or pushes in front of you in a shop queue is a sure way to develop a raging headache, says a US researcher.’
- ‘I have also witnessed the elderly pushing in the queue for the bus at the interchange, but if children dare do this, they get a mouthful of abuse.’
- ‘She then pushed in front of me in the queue, demanded a discount and got it.’
- ‘To start with, I was quite offended by people pushing in front of me as if I didn't exist.’
- ‘Was it a war against French and Dutch skiers trying to push in front of you in the queues for lifts?’
- ‘You find yourself rubbing shoulders with some household names and being a little in awe of the whole thing, but by about day three you don't care who you're pushing in front of in the canteen queue.’
- ‘I myself hate getting on the train and always stand at the back as I watch people get pushed in front of and people darting in-between people.’
- ‘It seems that while I have been happily queuing, others have been pushing in and sneaking ahead.’
- ‘Please, no pushing in the queue, we are all civilised and cultured people, your turn too shall come.’
- ‘The woman pushed in front of her daughter until she was face to face with Isabelle.’
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