on the drawing board

idiom

: being created
Plans for the new stadium are on the drawing board.

Examples of on the drawing board in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Indeed, coal plants have gotten more expensive to run as a result of federal environmental regulations to reduce emissions of toxic pollutants, and few new plants are on the drawing board. Varun Sivaram, Foreign Affairs, 13 Nov. 2017 These lines have been on the drawing board for years, but utilities in the neighboring regions have not moved them forward. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Feb. 2024 Metro Denver has about 120,000 new apartment units on the drawing board. Aldo Svaldi, The Denver Post, 4 Jan. 2024 But the project remains on the drawing board, and the county hasn’t released the bidding paperwork. Aaron Leibowitz, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 Special to The Cincinnati Enquirer/USA TODAY NETWORK FAIRFIELD – Two major biking/hiking trails are on the drawing board and will move forward after the city receives nearly $2.5 million in federal grants in 2027. Sue Kiesewetter, The Enquirer, 23 Jan. 2024 There are also plans on the drawing board to reconfigure this upper nautical loft into a private owner’s suite, with a wall to separate the helm and a private hot tub on the rear terrace. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 22 Dec. 2023 The smart, 21st century approach would be to leave Sites on the drawing board and turn to truly 21st-century approaches, rather than trying to prop an outdated 70-year-old concept up on its shaky feet. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 If that’s true for this or any other optical accelerator on the drawing board, many neural network calculations would no doubt be done using light rather than just electrons. IEEE Spectrum, 21 June 2019

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“On the drawing board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20drawing%20board. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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