verb (used with object), pipe·lined, pipe·lin·ing.
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Idioms for pipeline
- Informal. in the process of being developed, provided, or completed; in the works; under way.
- Government Informal. (of funds) authorized but not spent.
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British Dictionary definitions for in the pipeline
Idioms and Phrases with in the pipeline
In process, under way, as in The blueprints for the new machine are in the pipeline, but it will take months to get approval. [Colloquial; 1940s] Also see in the works.
Budgeted for something but not yet spent, as in There's $5 million more in the pipeline for the city schools. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]