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Under way or in development; currently happening. When we arrived, the movie was already in progress, so we decided to wait for a later viewing. Negotiations to end the strike are still in progress, with both sides hoping to reach a deal by the end of the week. The story is still a work in progress, but let me know what you think of it so far.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
under way; happening; developing or moving right now. Don't enter the studio. There's a show in progress. We now return you to the regularly scheduled show in progress.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Going on, under way, happening, as in She's got another book in progress, or The game was already in progress when I tuned in. [c. 1600]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Going on; under way: a work in progress.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.