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addaword.gifdefinition of shovel-ready

adjective
relating to a job or project that is at the stage where physical work can begin
The First Minister has written again to David Cameron, urging him to act immediately to assist the recovery by targeting investment in “shovel ready” projects across Scotland.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/08/2012 14:30:00
Definition of shovel-ready from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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