standing room

noun

Definition of standing room 

: space for standing especially : accommodation available for spectators or passengers after all seats are filled

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Tickets, which are standing room only, can be purchased at BaltimoreRavens.com/Kickoff. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (July 9): Bel Air's Fry among four-way tie atop leaderboard at Maryland State Open," 10 July 2018 All three games against Binghamton were sold out, standing room included at 6,850. Dom Amore, courant.com, "Ryan Metzler Leads Yard Goats To Win, Sweep Over Binghamton," 18 June 2018 The hearing Tuesday was standing room only, with visitors waiting in line for hours to get a seat in the hearing room. Joseph Weber, Fox News, "Congress demands answers from Zuckerberg over handling of Facebook users' data," 10 Apr. 2018 However, the last couple readings were standing room only at the LCAD gallery on Ocean Avenue. David Hansen, latimes.com, "A year of Laguna poetry brings lessons and a festival," 4 Apr. 2018 According to the ticket office of the Texas Rangers, the only seats available for Opening Day are standing room only, but after that game against the Houston Astros .... Mac Engel, star-telegram, "Rangers might stink, so their great park is the main draw | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 24 Mar. 2018 Across the corridor, The Sidecar, the hotel’s new Art Deco-style bar, is a modern take on a vintage cocktail bar (think: 1950s NYC cocktail hangout), and was standing room only. BostonGlobe.com, "Why you need to visit Dublin now: ‘Our world of black and gray is now filled with color’," 7 Mar. 2018 Emma Kate Fittes/IndyStar Wochit The Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta was standing room only Monday as friends and family celebrated the life of Edwin Jackson. Dakota Crawford, Indianapolis Star, "As friends and family honor Edwin Jackson, Jim Irsay announces $25,000 scholarship fund," 12 Feb. 2018 Before an audience of as many as 50 people who packed the Jan. 2 meeting room to standing room only, the Greendale Village Board set its objections down in writing and sent them off to Franklin. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Greendale concerns about Ballpark Commons addressed? Franklin says yes," 11 Jan. 2018

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1603, in the meaning defined above

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standing room

noun

English Language Learners Definition of standing room

: space available for people to stand after all seats are filled

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