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in transit

In the act of traveling somewhere. Dad's in transit right now—I put him in a cab about 15 minutes ago. A: "That package still hasn't been delivered?" B: "Nope, it's in transit, according to the tracking information."
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sic transit gloria mundi

Literally, "thus passes the glory of the world," from Latin. Used figuratively to express regretful recognition that something has or is about to end, as all things eventually do. I can't believe the university is closing down—it's nearly as old as the country! Well, sic transit gloria mundi, as the saying goes.
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in transit

while in the process of being transported. Dave is in transit from London to Chicago. The new stereo is now in transit from the manufacturer.
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sic transit gloria mundi

Nothing on earth is permanent, as in His first three novels were bestsellers and now he can't even find an agent-sic transit gloria mundi . This expression, Latin for "Thus passes the glory of the world," has been used in English since about 1600, and is familiar enough so that it is sometimes abbreviated to sic transit.
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Mazut topped the list of transited goods in the 11-month period based on source and destination in the period (1.918 million tons from Iraq to the UAE), followed by rice (175,344 tons from the UAE to Iraq) and auto parts (172,645 tons from the UAE to free trade zones of Iran).
In total, 1.953 million tons of mazut were transited through Iran (23 percent share from overall transited goods).
The volume of transited goods through Iran indicates an increase by 20 percent year-on-year.
Car parts (242,265 tons), textile (219,922 tons), rice (188,923 tons), cotton (181,811 tons) and diesel (164,814 tons) were other top transited goods.
The UAE was the main destination of the goods transited into Iran (64,244 trucks, 1.73 million tons).
Over 770,000 tons of the goods transited by Iranian railroads during the 8-month period belong to the Central Asian countries, 80 percent more year-on-year, Ziaei Mehr said.
The volume of transited goods indicates an increase by 21 percent year-on-year, Nafisi, director general of Transit and International Transportation Department in RMTO, said, the organization's public relations office reported.