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standing roomnoun [U]

uk   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ ˌruːm/  us   /ˈstæn.dɪŋ ˌruːm/
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standing roomnoun [U]

 us   /ˈstæn·dɪŋ ˌrum, ˌrʊm/
a place for standing rather than sitting in a theater or other performance place: He buys standing room for whatever is playing because the tickets are cheaper.
If something is standing room only, it means that all seats are filled: Last night, every bus was standing room only.
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