“In the pipeline”の意味と使い方 Bizmates初級ビジネス英会話 Point 301
In the pipelineってどういう意味？
In the pipeline は、「パイプを通っているところ」から転じて、計画などが進行中であるという意味の表現です。
In the pipeline ってどういう場面で使うの？
Justin: Any idea when the new feature will be ready?
You: No, but it’s in the pipeline.
In the pipeline の自然な使い方を動画で学ぶ
Hello everyone and welcome back to
another Bizmates for Beginners video
lesson where every week we introduced a
new idiom, phrase, or expression that you
can use in your daily business
conversation. This week everyone we are
going to learn: In The Pipeline. In the
pipeline. So to find out what this means
and how to use it stay tuned.
But first, what do you say we start with
a quick review of last week's class. Okay
everyone, so you imagine I ask you:
Can you understand these contract details?
Because it is very difficult. There's a
lot of legal terminology, a lot of hard
expressions, I can't understand what it
means. And you also feel the same. You
can't understand it because it's too
complicated. What do you say? You've got
five seconds. Are you ready? Okay go!
Alright and time is up. If you said: Not
really. It's all Greek to me.
Then that's exactly right. Well done.
Thank you for remembering the expression.
Okay everyone, let's move on to: In The
Pipeline. Now this is what I sometimes
hear. Okay, so I'm at the office and I'm
wondering I'm curious I want an update
on this project. So I asked my good
colleague Taro say: Taro, any idea when
the new feature will be ready? Maybe we
started developing this project a few
months ago. So is it. What's the situation?
Taro says: No, but it's developing now.
Okay, so maybe I think Taro could also say:
No but it's being developed now. Okay, so
that might be a little bit better in
terms of grammar here. But yeah it's
developing now, I can understand what
Taro is trying to say here. Now although
this is fine, you might hear a native English speaker
say this: No, but it's in the pipeline. So
meaning it's being produced. It's being
created, it is being developed. Okay it's
in the pipeline. Alright everyone, so for
example, yeah the new project is in the pipeline,
the new system it's in the pipeline.
Someone's working on it and well
hopefully they can launch it or release
it soon. It's in the pipeline.
Okay, pronunciation everyone, so please
repeat after me.
It's in the pipeline. In the pipeline.
Good. It's in the pipeline. Now after my question:
So any idea when the new feature will be ready?
No, but it's in the pipeline. So hopefully
in a few weeks or
in a month or so. Okay? Alright so
please remember this for next time.
Alright everyone, so this week's bonus
question is another way to say: I am so
happy. I hope all of you are happiest, oh
how do you say this in a different way?
Well, if you know what the answer is, you
can leave it in the comments below.
If you don't know what the answer is well
feel free to check it out because we
covered it in one of our Previous
Bizmates for Beginners lessons so take a
look if you've got the time. Okay
everyone, so that is it for us this week
Bizmates for Beginners. This is number
301. Unbelievable that we've been doing
301 weeks! I guess some Bizmates for a
Beginner. So I just want to say thank you
very much for always watching the video!
I hope you guys have a great weekend and
I'm looking forward to seeing you next
time. Thank you so much!