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be in the pipeline

To be in progress. Don't worry, your raise is in the pipeline for next quarter. I hear some big changes are in the pipeline.
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in the pipeline

In progress or about to be started or implemented. Don't worry, your raise is in the pipeline for next quarter. I hear some big changes are in the pipeline.
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in the pipeline

Fig. backed up somewhere in a process; in process; in a queue. There's a lot of goods still in the pipeline. That means no more new orders will be shipped for a while. Your papers are in the pipeline somewhere. You'll just have to wait.
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in the pipeline

1. In process, under way, as in The blueprints for the new machine are in the pipeline, but it will take months to get approval . [Colloquial; 1940s] Also see in the works.
2. Budgeted for something but not yet spent, as in There's $5 million more in the pipeline for the city schools. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
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in the pipeline

COMMON If something is in the pipeline, it is being planned or developed. New security measures are in the pipeline, including closed-circuit TV cameras in most stores. Over 350 major hospital schemes have been completed. There are nearly 300 more in the pipeline. Note: Another American expression that means the same is in the works.
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in the pipeline

being planned or developed; about to happen.
1992 Sunday Times of India In effect, this means that two bio-pics on Buddha are in the pipeline for release in 1993 .
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in the ˈpipeline

already being considered, planned, prepared or developed, but not yet ready: We have an interesting new database program in the pipeline. It should be on sale early next year.
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in the pipeline

mod. backed up somewhere in a process; in process; in a queue. There are a lot of goods still in the pipeline. That means no more orders for a while.
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in the pipeline

Under way, in process or in progress. The word pipeline entered the language in the latter half of the nineteenth century, and by the 1920s the term was used also for a channel of supplies or information. The current cliché came into use about thirty years later. “All these reforms will take time . . . there are measures in the pipeline already,” editorialized the London Observer in 1964.
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Consequently, the board passed a resolution to put the case of white oil pipeline project before the new Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.
Furthermore, as per BOOT contract, pipeline assets would be transferred to a nominated enterprise after 15 years at a price of one-rupee only.
It was pointed out that some oil tankers had met fatal accidents that caused hundreds of human causalities, adding the proposed pipeline would provide a safe and efficient way for the supply of petroleum products.
Regardless, there is hope for the prosperity this pipeline could bring to this part of our world.
The Yamal-Europe Pipeline is a pipe that expands through Russia and Europe.
where E is the elastic modulus of the buried pipeline, I is the inertial moment of the buried pipeline, and W is the deflection of the buried pipeline.
According to a Transparency Market Research report on the global pipeline processing and pipeline services market, pipelines is an important and affordable medium to transport various kinds of products such as crude oil, petroleum products, refined petroleum products, natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, chemicals and water among others from drilling and production sites to the storage terminals and end-users.
5 shows the deformation process of buried pipeline impacted by perilous rock.
Kinder Morgan's proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline would add a twin pipeline to existing infrastructure, and would nearly triple the capacity of the pipeline system to 890,000 barrels of oil a day.
Lack of maintenance on the CAC system caused Uzbekistan to re-open the moth-balled Bukhara-Urals pipeline in 2001 to transit increasing volumes of Turkmen gas.
While it has been on the drawing board for decades, on and off, interest in an Alaska natural gas pipeline has recently revived because of accelerated growth in U.S.
CNPC, the parent company of PetroChina, is also China's largest pipeline operator.
In addition, PII recently signed a three-year contract to deploy one of its newest pipeline inspection tool - the EmatScanE[macron]AaAo CD - to inspect nine (9), 150-km segments of the Moomba-to-Sydney Gas Pipeline, owned and operated by APA Group, Australia's largest natural gas infrastructure business.
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The National Transportation Safety Board, Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and pipeline company continue to investigate.