shovel-ready

adjective
shov·​el-ready | \ ˈshə-vəl-ˌre-dē How to pronounce shovel-ready (audio) \

Definition of shovel-ready

of a construction project or site
: ready for the start of work

First Known Use of shovel-ready

1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Shovel-ready.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shovel-ready. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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