Definition of in train in English:

in train


  • (of arrangements) in progress.

    ‘an investigation is in train’
    • ‘That set in train a series of actions - or rather, inactions - that led to only six of the 20 cars starting the race.’
    • ‘Such a report puts in train a detailed investigation which may be unnecessary if, as is frequently the case, the incident is not one of carbon monoxide poisoning.’
    • ‘School, when it comes, sets in train a whole new set of anxious targets - reading and counting and writing, to be mastered by a given age and in step with your peers.’
    • ‘I'm still pinching myself that an inquiry has been set in train.’
    • ‘While the Culchie Competition is restricted to men the women of the area are not being neglected either with plans now in train to select a festival queen.’
    • ‘The FA have no fewer than three investigations in train.’
    • ‘However, the recommendation, along with others such as a dedicated agency for the Irish abroad, have never been set in train.’
    • ‘He suggested they put up the No Parking signs and bring in the wardens and put in train the temporary car park on the green area beside the Craddockstown Road.’
    • ‘My clear priority is to rebuild that confidence through the actions we have now set in train.’
    • ‘Each syndicate member received £660,387 and plans are already in train for spending some of the windfall.’