waiting line

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Related to waiting line: Waiting Line Theory
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Noun1.waiting line - a line of people or vehicles waiting for somethingwaiting line - a line of people or vehicles waiting for something
line - a formation of people or things one behind another; "the line stretched clear around the corner"; "you must wait in a long line at the checkout counter"
bread line, breadline - a queue of people waiting for free food
checkout line - a queue of people waiting to pay for purchases
chow line - a queue of people waiting for food to be served (especially at a military camp)
gas line - a queue of vehicles waiting to purchase gasoline
reception line - a line of people (hosts and guests of honor) who welcome the guests at a reception party
ticket line - a queue of people waiting to buy tickets
unemployment line - a queue of people waiting for employment
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Affordable housing is a critical need in our community, as was evidenced by the long waiting line for people to get an application for this property," McDonald said.
In my search for an answer as to why the Lebanese are so reluctant to wait in any form of straight line on home soil, I came across an illuminating paper, written by Leon Mann of Harvard University, entitled Queue Culture: The Waiting Line as a Social System.
For Canadians and Europeans it means a saving as well as getting rid of long waiting line in government hospitals.
At that moment I knew the fears of the people in the waiting line.
2-component cold plastic (650 and 800 g/m2): Guideline white 100000 m, leadership and waiting line of 20,000 units, 60,000 m bike lanes yellow, white edge line of 160,000 m, 15,000 m crossings , Various small markings.
Please buy the book at the register before the waiting line.
According to TIPO officials, the agreement will help reduce the office's workload as its scant workforce has kept many applicants on waiting line for at least three years.
A properly developed e-commerce sales channel could attract up to 82 percent of the 18 to 34 demographic, new participants who suggest the key reason they'd play was the ease and convenience of making the purchase at home or in the office, and not having to stand on a waiting line.
College and municipal libraries had copy machines, but they were costly to use and often poorly maintained, and there was nearly always a waiting line.
Smiling attendants offering information; uncrowded check-in desks and no waiting line for passport control.
Since its opening in December 2006, a persistent waiting line has formed in front of the first branch at Shinjuku Southern Terrace.
At the operational level, when only one receiving door is available, and several trailers are waiting for unloading, we need to find a way to choose a single trailer from a waiting line.