on the drawing board

on the drawing board
(of an idea, scheme, or proposal) under consideration and not yet ready to put into practice

there are plans to enlarge the runway, but at present all this remains on the drawing board

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on the ˈdrawing board idiom
being prepared or considered

It's just one of several projects on the drawing board.

Main entry:drawing boardidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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