in the works

in the works  {adv.} or  {adj. phr.}
In preparation; being planned or worked on; in progress.
John was told that the paving of his street was in the works.
It was reported that the playwright had a new play in the works.
The manager told the employees that a raise in wages was in the works.
Compare: UNDER WAY.
Categories: {adj. phr.} {adv.}