I have got a lot in the pipeline.

July 20, 2006 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

Pipeline

Idiom: to be in the pipeline, to have (got) something in the pipeline

Means: being prepared, being worked on but not ready yet

Use: A business idiom used to refer to projects or plans for events or things that are not ready yet
Circumstances: To indicate that you have plans or are planning something
Note: When used with ‘to be’ – the expression is often a confirmation ‘Yes, it is in the pipeline’. ‘It’ refers to the thing being prepared which was mentioned by the person asking a question.

Some examples:

We have lots of interesting products in the pipeline. At least one will be launched this winter.

Are you going to add a small business consultancy service? – Yes, it’s in the pipeline. We will make an announcement shortly.
Your turn:

Think about your company or the government’s plans:

(name of company/the government) has lots of plans in the pipeline. It’s going to (what)+(when)
Think of another four examples.

This blog has many more examples of idioms in the pipeline!

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Entry filed under: General idioms, Not too difficult.

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