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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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SNP North East MSP Brian Adam said: "The only justification for offering this private treatment is to raise money by allowing paying patients to jump the queue.
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THE rush will soon be on to snap up Celtic's new strip but you can jump the queue by winning your own unique away top - signed by the stars.
The man was ejected after appearing to jump the queue when fashion store Next opened its doors in Oxford Street, London, at 5am.
And give priority to those patients who pay their wages, not those who can afford to jump the queue.
With people standing in line for up to 12 hours overnight, some touts attempted to jump the queue while others offered to pay people for their place in the line.