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be under way

To be currently happening or in progress. When we arrived, the movie was already under way, so we decided to wait for a later viewing. Negotiations to end the strike are under way, with both sides hoping to reach a deal with the end of the week.
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be under ˈway

have started and be now progressing or taking place: A major search is under way to find the escaped prisoners.Negotiations are under way to resolve the dispute.
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Efforts are under way to establish these centers here in Jamaica, as well as in Haiti, the Bahamas, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago.
I would not want to characterize or opine upon the efforts of any one jurisdiction; many countries' efforts, like ours, are under way only recently and need time to develop and take hold.