in the making


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in the making

Likely to become or in the process of becoming a particular thing. Always follows a noun. She's the best actress in the school, so I think she's a Hollywood star in the making. The fact that those reports aren't ready yet is a disaster in the making.
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in the making

in development; in the process of developing. This is a real problem in the making. Let's try to keep it from getting any worse.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the making

In the process of developing or growing, being made, as in The editor believed this election signified history in the making. This term is frequently used to describe the course of events, as in the example. [Mid-1600s]
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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.

in the ˈmaking

developing into something or being made: He’s very good at public speaking — I think he’s a politician in the making.
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