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You're in a rush to get on that flight.
Meaning go onboard
Examples Can teenagers get on a plane without ID?
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to get caught up in an airport security line.
Meaning be in a nasty situation
Examples They have been caught up in a $100 milion tax evasion scheme for which a man was arrested today.
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you can speed through that line
Meaning do it quickly
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Organize the contents of your carry-on bag
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when it passes through the X-ray machine.
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as it goes through the X-ray machine
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trouble of getting your laptop in and out of the bag.
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if you're bringing liquids through security
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other items that might set off the alarm
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Wear slip-on shoes if possible
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wear shoes that you can take off
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put back on quickly
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without having to sit down.
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you should get through with little hassle
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