in the works


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Related to in the works: touch base, drop off, make ends meet, Keyed Up, no less, keen on, throw a spanner in the works

in the works

In progress; being completed or implemented. We've got a few projects in the works, but nothing I can discuss publicly just yet.
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in the works

Fig. being prepared; being planned; being done. There are some new laws in the works that will affect all of us. I have some ideas in the works that you might be interested in.
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in the works

In preparation, under development. For example, The agent said there was a movie deal in the works, or He assured her that a follow-up campaign was in the works. [Second half of 1900s] Also see in the pipeline.
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in the works

mainly AMERICAN
COMMON If something is in the works, it is being planned or is in progress. He said there were dozens of similar projects in the works. He had a documentary film in the works. Compare with in the pipeline.
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in the works

being planned, worked on, or produced. chiefly North American
2003 N. Y. Magazine Movie-star-of-the-moment Jennifer Lopez…is in talks to star in Monster in Law , a new comedy in the works at New Line Cinema.
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in the ˈworks

something that is in the works is being discussed, planned or prepared and will happen or exist soon: The rumour is that there is a sequel to the movie in the works, although this has not been confirmed.
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in the works

In preparation; under development: has a novel in the works.
See also: work