Definition of in the works in English:

in the works


  • Being planned, worked on, or produced.

    ‘a major consolidation of companies was in the works’
    • ‘The meeting had lasted over four hours and still no strategy or plan of rescue was in the works.’
    • ‘In addition to the new club in Idaho, plans are in the works for the first sumo club in Texas.’
    • ‘If such a plan is truly in the works, it will have dire consequences for the people of Darfur.’
    • ‘Plans are already in the works to begin developing several new trails in the area this summer.’
    • ‘Plans are in the works to build an addition that will double Shaw's occupancy.’
    • ‘Plans are in the works to add a variety of new programming and specialty shows.’
    under way, going on, ongoing, happening, occurring, taking place, proceeding, being done, being performed, continuing, in operation
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