One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of goods) requested but not yet received from the supplier or manufacturer.‘the helicopters have been on order for two years’
- ‘And congratulations on the book: I've got a copy on order today.’
- ‘Service is scheduled to begin in October 2005 and 29 more trains are on order.’
- ‘The new Learning Zone has 15 new computers and four more are on order which are adapted for people with disabilities.’
- ‘They'd sold the last one that morning, but they put one on order for me, so I should be able to get it sometime next week.’
- ‘Further investment was planned with an extra 10 rapid-response vehicles on order on top of 18 already sent out on the roads in the last year.’
- ‘The firm currently operates four vessels - three bulk carriers and an oil tanker - and has a fifth on order at Guangzhou Shipyard International.’
- ‘Paul Cheevers, District Manager for Iarnrod Eireann in Waterford said that the steel girders were on order and were due to be put in place over the weekend.’
- ‘We've a new metal shed on order too, so hopefully that will arrive soon.’
- ‘He was not aware of how many buses the factory had on order.’
- ‘A county council spokesperson confirmed that new signs were on order and would be installed as soon as they arrived.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.