Definition of in the making in English:

in the making

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  • In the process of developing or being made.

    ‘a campaign that's been two years in the making’
    • ‘But most of the cases have been a long time in the making and are still struggling to reach resolution.’
    • ‘Six years in the making and England have a cricket team to be proud of.’
    • ‘A replica traction engine more than a decade in the making by a father and son team is almost complete.’
    • ‘Although he looks to be a chaser in the making, Laouen is currently showing rapid progress over hurdles.’
    • ‘When he says the opinion of good men is knowledge in the making, he means good men, not clever men.’
    • ‘It was news in the making; made entirely by Alastair Campbell and in precisely the way he wanted.’
    • ‘In other words you could be looking at documentary history in the making.’
    • ‘Then, there you are, seated among the stars with a front-line view of movie history in the making.’
    • ‘It is the way of the grown-up world, we are told, and aren't we a world city in the making?’
    • ‘An Irish point-to-point winner last year, Galero is a steeplechaser in the making.’
    budding, burgeoning, coming, emergent, growing, developing, nascent, potential, promising, up and coming, incipient
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