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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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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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.
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Over 8.507 million tons of goods were transited through Iran's roads in the first 11 months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 20, Feb.
Transits of Venus are among the rarest of predictable astronomical phenomena.[1] They occur in a pattern that repeats every 243 years, with pairs of transits eight years apart separated by long gaps of 121.5 years and 105.5 years.
Transits occur in pairs separated by eight years, with the gap between pairs of transits alternating between 105.5 and 121.5 years - the last transit was in 2004.
Ford Otosan exported nearly 700,000 Transits and brought in $10 billion for Turkish economy, Yenigun said, adding, "Transit is our baby."
LDV rival Ford launched the latest version of its best-selling, British-built, Transit van at the CV Show yesterday.
All Transits and Transit Connects registered before April will also receive pounds 1,000 or pounds 750 cash back respectively plus six free servicing for three years.
Now, in celebration, Transit and Transit Connect buyers are being given extra equipment worth up to pounds 1, 500, the chance of cash backs worth pounds 1, 000, and three years' free servicing.
Since then, only four other transits of Venus have occurred.
"Transits are the one way we can now study key properties of extrasolar planets," says Sara S.
Ford has been supplying Transits to BT since 1986 and also has a three- year contract which began in 2001 to supply cars on the firm's user-chooser scheme which includes every vehicle in the Ford range.