in the hopper

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in the hopper

  1. (idiomatic) In the process of being prepared or produced.
    • 1942, "U.S. At War: Revolution from Above," Time, 14 Sept.:
      Already in the hopper was another bill, by Florida's stanch New Deal Senator Claude Pepper, to outlaw poll taxes altogether.
    • 2009, Jay Miller, "Activision Blizzard Swings to Profit," Wall Street Journal, 5 Nov.:
      Mr. Kotick put a lot of faith in the new “Call of Duty” game due out Tuesday and the other titles in the hopper.

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