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  • adj. Alternative spelling of shovel-ready.

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  • See also shovel-ready.

    February 24, 2009

  • a building project that has met all local requirements and is ready for digging to begin within hours of money changing hands.

    "We are $100 million short on a one billion-plus dollar project, all the environmental work's done, all the design work's done. A perfect example of a 'shovel ready project' that with the stimulus we can hit the ground running immediately." --San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

    February 23, 2009