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be in the pipeline

To be in progress. Don't worry, your raise is in the pipeline for next quarter. I hear some big changes are in the pipeline.
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in the pipeline

In progress or about to be started or implemented. Don't worry, your raise is in the pipeline for next quarter. I hear some big changes are in the pipeline.
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in the pipeline

Fig. backed up somewhere in a process; in process; in a queue. There's a lot of goods still in the pipeline. That means no more new orders will be shipped for a while. Your papers are in the pipeline somewhere. You'll just have to wait.
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in the pipeline

1. In process, under way, as in The blueprints for the new machine are in the pipeline, but it will take months to get approval . [Colloquial; 1940s] Also see in the works.
2. Budgeted for something but not yet spent, as in There's $5 million more in the pipeline for the city schools. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
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in the pipeline

COMMON If something is in the pipeline, it is being planned or developed. New security measures are in the pipeline, including closed-circuit TV cameras in most stores. Over 350 major hospital schemes have been completed. There are nearly 300 more in the pipeline. Note: Another American expression that means the same is in the works.
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in the pipeline

being planned or developed; about to happen.
1992 Sunday Times of India In effect, this means that two bio-pics on Buddha are in the pipeline for release in 1993 .
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in the ˈpipeline

already being considered, planned, prepared or developed, but not yet ready: We have an interesting new database program in the pipeline. It should be on sale early next year.
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in the pipeline

mod. backed up somewhere in a process; in process; in a queue. There are a lot of goods still in the pipeline. That means no more orders for a while.
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According to OPS's annual figures (which are subject to change as more data come in), pipelines in 2000 suffered their worst year in terms of causing economic damage--$156,925,184 worth to be exact--nearly double the $86,856,82 OPS totaled for 1999.
When flames subsided, the area on the border between Mission Hills and the city of San Fernando was a blackened ruin; five homes were charred, 16 cars were destroyed and one person was burned, according to a report issued by the state Fire Marshal's Office, which oversees pipeline safety.
The City Council did nothing more than preserve our options in its recent action on the Pacific Pipeline.
Predict the future growth areas by understanding the key underlying trends in the pipeline industry.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP is a master limited partnership engaged through its subsidiaries, Texas Gas Transmission, LLC and Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, in the interstate transportation and storage of natural gas.
Enterprise's new oil export pipeline will connect to a platform being constructed by BHP Billiton to develop the field, with production expected to begin in mid-2009.
When completed, the 31-mile pipeline will provide direct access to the Mont Belvieu NGL hub.
With repairs now complete, the Minnesota Pipeline System today resumed limited operations on the affected pipeline involved in a crude oil leak that occurred earlier this week.
NOARK and its subsidiaries are subject to the risks typically associated with natural gas pipelines, including risks associated with replacing natural gas production declines of wells currently connected to its pipelines with new wells, its ability to expand its pipelines, adverse climatic conditions, adverse changes in the price of natural gas and increased costs of supplies and services.
The expansion will initially have 700,000 Mcf per day of capacity, and it will transport gas from the Jackson, Mississippi area to Florida markets and various other interconnects with interstate pipelines and storage facilities serving markets in the Southeast and Northeast.
NYSE:EPD) announced today that it has received initial flows of crude oil and natural gas into its Constitution oil and natural gas pipelines from Kerr-McGee's 100 percent-owned Constitution field and Kerr-McGee's and Noble Energy's 50 percent each-owned Ticonderoga field in the south Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.
Limited operations of the Minnesota Pipeline System resumed today according to company officials.
Atlas America also owns 100% of the general partner interest and an approximate 13% limited partner interest in Atlas Pipeline Partners.
Firth, President of Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent LLC, the subsidiary of the Partnership which operates NOARK, stated "We are encouraged that this acquisition provides additional fixed-fee revenues to the Partnership and increases the Partnership's proportion of assets yielding steady, FERC-regulated cash flows.