be/come on stream
be on stream
To be functional Primarily heard in UK. If the boss approves this initiative, it could be on stream as early as next month.
come on stream
To become functional. If the boss approves this initiative, it could come on stream as early as next month.
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come on streamor
go on streammainly BRITISH
COMMON If a plan or a project comes on stream or goes on stream, it begins to operate fully. The airport's authorities say they expect new destinations to come on stream in the course of this summer. The project was expected to go on stream by September this year. Note: You can also say that something is on stream. The facility has been on stream since the early part of the year.
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be/come on ˈstream(of a factory, machine etc.) be/start working or operating: The new printing machines come on stream in March. ♢ We’re waiting for the new software to come on stream; it will make our jobs much easier.
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