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in the hopper

Fig. in process; in line to be processed. (A hopper is a chute for incoming work or material to be processed.) It's in the hopper. I'll get to it. Your job is in the hopper, and your turn is next.

in the hopper

mod. in process; in line to be processed. (A hopper is an in-basket for incoming work.) Your job is in the hopper, and your turn is next.
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According to Dri-Air, processors making one or two materials changes daily can justify the cost of a hopper bank in months.
Rosenberg described Grace Hopper as the "Charles Lindbergh" of the computer age.
The Low Boy hopper consists of a clamp-on angled hopper and low-profile bin.
Hopper said, as he pointed to buckets and plastic tubing hanging from dozens of sugar maples near his house.
Hopper, licensed by the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Knowing critical information about the contents the hopper will contain will have an important bearing on your choice.
Coffee Hoppers was founded in 1990 by Stephen Pemberton, an Australian cabinet maker and antique furniture restorer, who turned his lifelong woodworking skills and eye for detail into designing and making individually handcrafted coffee dispensers or Coffee Hoppers as they are called in Australia.
The fully mobile unit is positioned so that a wire conveyor belt with items to be coated, passes immediately above the unit' s lower collection hopper, as a uniform curtain of the coating material descends from the upper discharge hopper.
Steered by his practically minded parents, Hopper began studies in commercial illustration, but soon left to enroll in the New York School of Art, where he studied under Robert Henri.
Judge George Moorhouse said Hopper also put her hands to Ms Pearson's throat, which Hopper denied.
Lacking buyers for his canvases, Hopper reluctantly worked as a commercial illustrator.
The ram position indicator shows the position of the ram or plunger in the hopper of the mixer, and is considered part of the hopper assembly, it is an extremely valuable tool for optimizing the batch weight for both Banbury and Intermix mixers.
The idea that hopper boxes will become obsolete with the adoption of AVICTA Complete Pak quickly became a central idea for He advertising campaign.
After his formal training, Hopper made three separate trips to Europe (1906-1910), where the influence of the French Impressionists became apparent in his early work.