Meaning of “standing room” in the English Dictionary

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"standing room" in British English

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standing roomnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈstæn.dɪŋ ˌruːm/ us /ˈstæn.dɪŋ ˌruːm/

(Definition of “standing room” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.

(Definition of “standing room” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)