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03:47 Nov 17, 2008
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Education / Pedagogy
English term or phrase:standing-room-only line
The standing-room-only line is a sign of success for rock concerts, movies, and the Homework
Club of Castle Heights Elementary School. Monday through Thursday at 2:30, students hurry to
secure a place in the library for homework and help.
Reference information: "Line" refers to a phrase which is commonly used in certain situations. In this case the line is "Standing room only". It officially means that there are no seats, visitors can only stand. But the implication is that the event will be very popular (like a rock concert). It is used in a mocking way here.