the wheels are turning

the wheels are turning

something is happening By the late 1940s the wheels were turning that would make space flight possible by the end of the 1950s.
See also: turning, wheel

the wheels are turning

something that you say which means a process is starting to happen By the late 1940s the wheels were turning that would make a manned space flight possible by the end of the next decade.
See oil the wheels, set the wheels in motion, spin wheels
See also: turning, wheel