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Related to jump the queue: in short order, at the expense of, so much for

jump

1. Sport any of several contests involving a jump
2. Draughts a move that captures an opponent's piece by jumping over it
3. Films
a. a break in continuity in the normal sequence of shots
b. (as modifier): a jump cut
4. Computing another name for branch

jump

[jəmp]
(computer science)
A transfer of control which terminates one sequence of instructions and begins another sequence at a different location. Also known as branch; transfer.

jump

A step in a masonry foundation.

jump

i. A parachute jump.
ii. The flight of an aircraft from one point to another, especially over an obstacle, such as an ocean. Used as slang in this sense.

jump

(programming)
(Or "branch") The term for a goto instruction, usually in a context of machine languages. "Branch" may be synonymous with "jump", or may refer to jumps that depend on a condition.

jump

(1) In a low-level programming language, a statement that directs the computer to go to some other part of the program. See branch and jumpword.

(2) (JUMP) (Java User Migration Path) An umbrella term from Microsoft for tools that convert Java programs to C#. See JLCA.
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A spokeswoman for Edinburgh Royal Infirmary denied that a two-tier system is designed to allow wealthy patients to jump the queue.
With only 200 made daily and queues round the block for them, it's no surprise cheeky celebs try to jump the queue.
These parents not only manage to jump the queue ahead of those who follow the placements scheme, but also train their children to lie all through primary school about their address.
From pushy parents who will bribe an elf to jump the queue through to grouchy Santas keen to just get through the day this is a great backstage look at the Christmas industry.
Reports have come in about drivers using the outside lane to skip tailbacks and go all the way around the island to jump the queue to head into town on the Newbold Road.
Phillips warned racial tensions were being fuelled by a common belief that immigrants unfairly jump the queue for council and housing association homes.
The Highway Code makes it quite clear in traffic hold-ups you should not jump the queue.
Fights broke out at 4.30am in Manchester yesterday as gadget fans tried to jump the queue before the phones went on sale at 8am.
STUDENTS desperate to get sexual health check-ups are lying about their symptoms to jump the queue. Undergraduates fast-track themselves by pretending to fall into a high-risk category.
The Highway Code makes it quite clear that in traffic hold-ups, you should not jump the queue.
Angry United fans phoned Record Sport to complain about the song by local band Jump The Queue which is based on country classic Living Next Door to Alice.
But yesterday, Equalities Minister Lib Dem Lynne Featherstone admitted that could mean longer waiting times for people who cannot afford to pay for treatment as the rich "jump the queue".