a long tubular conduit or series of , often underground, with pumps and valves for flow control, used to transport crude oil, natural gas, water, etc., especially over great distances.
a route, channel, or process along which something passes or is provided at a steady rate; means, system, or flow of supply or supplies:
Freighters and cargo planes are a pipeline for overseas goods.
a channel of information, especially one that is direct, privileged, or confidential; inside source; reliable contact.
verb (used with object), pipelined, pipelining.
to convey by or as if by pipeline:
to pipeline oil from the far north to ice-free ports; to pipeline graduates into the top jobs.
in the pipeline,
a long pipe, esp underground, used to transport oil, natural gas, etc, over long distances
a medium of communication, esp a private one
in the pipeline, in the process of being completed, delivered, or produced
to convey by pipeline
to supply with a pipeline
1859, “continuous line of pipes,” from pipe (n.1) + line (n.). Figurative sense of “channel of communication” is from 1921; surfer slang meaning “hollow part of a large wave” is attested by 1963.
Directly communicated: a pipeline review
in the pipeline, pipe
- In the pocket
- In the public eye
Under the attention and scrutiny of the public, as in The rock star’s activities were very much in the public eye . This usage, which is similar to in the limelight , dates from the late 1800s. It should not be confused with the similar-sounding in the eyes of the public , which means “in […]
- In there
adverb phrase Related Terms hang in
- In there pitching
adverb phrase (also in there or right there or right in there) Making a great effort; coping energetically and successfully; on top of: I’m on the go night and day, and I’m in there pitching/ When they needed a strong guide, he was in there (1940s+) Exerting one’s best effort, trying actively. For example, After […]