Instead of going directly to the punch bowl, you should turn your steps toward the "stag line."
She came to the stag line, ignoring a sequence of invitations, and asked him to dance.
Take your place in the stag line and don't, under any circumstances, allow anyone to induce you to cut in on any of the dancers.
"And they'll work up a stag line with him for to-morrow night," said Minga.
Half unconsciously he took a step out from the stag line in her direction, and hesitated.
Watts, with a sort of boyish pride, saw the wondering, derisive glance of the important "stag line" as they slid by.
A simultaneous stagnation and inflation in the economy (1965+)