to line up

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - line up

"to line up"

to organize, make ready or make the arrangements for


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - line up

"to line up"

to put people or things into some kind of formation, such as a row, column, ranks or line


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - line up

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Are you really quitting your job?

Colleague 2:  I hate it here. For the sake of my mental health, I need to leave.

Colleague 1:  Do you have another job lined up?

Colleague 2:  I haven't arranged another job, no.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - line up

A teacher is speaking to her class ...

Teacher:  OK everyone, reading time is over. Please put your books on the shelf.

Student:  Should we put the books away in a particular order?

Teacher:  Yes, please line up the books by volume number.

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to line up - Gerund Form:

Lining up your next job before you quit your current job is prudent.

Lining up to buy concert tickets is a common practice.

to line up - Examples:

1)  I do wonder how many of those that line up for gas, complain about no electricity, transportation being down, etc., ...

2)  But let's line up the numbers. Yes, LinkedIn saw its revenue during the same three months ...

3)  The molecules are called nucleotides and if you stretched out the strand the nucleotides would line up in a row, like beads on a string.

4)  With a row of colorful, explanatory pie charts lined up behind her, ...

5)  So with nothing lined up for the fall, in June 2008, I hastily applied for a visiting ...

6)  In California, polls closed at 8 p.m. while students and Berkeley citizens still lined up outside polling stations held at the campus residence halls ...

7)  Yet Wroblewski knows enough to have lined up a job in finance back near his home in suburban Chicago when he graduates ...

8)  I just quit my day job without another job lined up; hoping to pursue music and freelancing ...

9)  ... clever things to say for when you come to. I had a few quips lined up ...

10)  But as this afternoon, all indications are there is nobody lined up for the job.

11)  ... is active in the Republican party there, prepares most of the content, including lining up guests, while I do promotion and chime in during the broadcasts.

12)  Plant was not exactly fond of the idea of the three lining up onstage to answer questions from the press.

13)  ... yet all the Republican candidates are lining up to start a war, ...

14)  Thousands of people are lining up outside of electronic stores tonight, waiting for the midnight release of ...

15)  ... we have the reality of China lining up long term contracts to purchase oil from individual nations.

16)  But if you place the top layer so that one of its dots lines up with the same dot on the bottom layer, you'll notice a pattern ...

17)  The rest of the cloud computing market lines up in one category or another, but no company has yet to show signs ...

18)  This lines up with a info leaked from European retailer Media Markt, which put the starting ...

19)  As usual, a fine comment but not one that lines up with my way of thinking.

20)  Are you one of those types that lines up in front of the Apple store every time Apple releases something?