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standing room Line breaks: stand|ing room

Definition of standing room in English:


[mass noun]
Space available for people to stand rather than sit in a passenger vehicle or building: the stadium has standing room for 12,000 supporters it is standing room only in this small bar
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  • With the building full to standing room only as he delivers his spiel, there is a definite air of sanctity and reverence.
  • We frequently hear that during rush hour many passengers are left with standing room only.
  • He soon had the assembled crowds dancing and swaying on whatever standing room was available.

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