"Cutting in line"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 22 14:30:05 UTC 2006

When I was in the Army in the late '50's and early '60's, we used, "bucking
the line."
According to Google, the term is apparently still in use:

Letters to the editor 05/06/06
One of the first things that you learn in the military is that you don't
"buck the line."

This applies only to enlisted human resources. Officers have the right to
buck the
line at will. RHIP.

I didn't see this in HDAS, but I may have overlooked it. I just skimmed. I
really search.

-Wilson Gray

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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