on the drawing board

Definition of on the drawing board

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an act or instance of drawing

    :  the process of deciding something by drawing lots

    :  the art or technique of representing an object or outlining a figure, plan, or sketch by means of lines

  1. :  border, edge

    :  the side of a ship

    :  a piece of sawed lumber of little thickness and a length greatly exceeding its width

  1. :  to come up against or alongside (a ship) usually to attack

    :  accost, address

    :  to go aboard (as a ship, train, airplane, or bus)

Seen and Heard

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to criticize severely

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