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    japanjapan is offline Member
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    line up another job

    Dear teachers,
    Please read the following dialogue:
    _ The hours are too long, I am looking for a new job.
    _ You haven't quit?
    _ Not yet. I want to line up another job first.

    What does line up mean here? "get"? "get in advance"?

    Please help.
    yours
    japanjapan

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    riverkid is offline Banned
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    Re: line up another job

    Quote Originally Posted by japanjapan View Post
    Dear teachers,
    Please read the following dialogue:
    _ The hours are too long, I am looking for a new job.
    _ You haven't quit?
    _ Not yet. I want to line up another job first.

    What does line up mean here? "get"? "get in advance"?

    Please help.
    yours
    japanjapan
    'line up' means "to have sb/sth committed to doing sth". It doesn't necessarily have to entail a 100% commitment but the likelihood is pretty strong.

    A: Who's going to help you move?

    B: Oh, I've got a few friends lined up to help.

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