Business Dictionary :
Queue, Quick, Quickly and Quiet

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Queue : noun :

(a) line of people waiting one behind the other

• To form a queue or to join a queue

• Queues were formed at the doors of the bank when the news spread about its possible collapse.

Dole Queue = line of people waiting to collect their unemployment money

(b) series of documents (such as orders, application forms) which are dealt with in order

• His order went to the end of the queue = his order was dealt with last.

Mortgage Queue = list of people waiting for mortgages

Queue : verb : to form a line one after the other for something

• When food was rationed, people had to queue for bread.

• We queued for hours to get tickets.

• A list of companies queuing to be launched on the Stock Exchange.

Quick : adjective : fast or not taking any time

• The company made a quick recovery.

• He is looking for a quick return on his investments.

• We are hoping for a quick sale.

Quickly : adverb : without taking much time

• The sale of the company went through quickly.

• The accountant quickly looked through the pile of invoices.

Quiet : adjective : calm or not excited

• The market is very quiet.

• Currency exchanges were quieter after the government's statement on exchange rates.

On The Quiet = in secret

• He transferred his bank account to Switzerland on the quiet.

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