In the works

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Definition

(the extension of the metro line is) in the works: (the extension of the metro line is) in progress, pending, under construction, being planned
idiom
My professor hasn't published in 15 years, but he claims he has a book in the works which will be finished soon.

Examples

  • "The seven billion dollar deal had been in the works for months, says Professor Ping "Pong" Faan, chair of the economics department at Beijing University."

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