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shovel-ready Line breaks: shovel-ready

Definition of shovel-ready in English:


(Of a building project) at the stage where workers can be employed and construction can begin: one of the goals of this bill is to get funding into infrastructure projects that are shovel-ready
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  • We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country.
  • The good news for hospitals limping along in the recession is the new federal stimulus package could feature money for shovel-ready projects.
  • But a spokesperson for the department tells us they don't officially use the term shovel-ready.
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