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The meaning of "shovel ready"

" Shovel ready "
Meaning:
A building project in which all the preliminaries have been arranged.
Example:
Planning consent is done. The site is cleared. The project is shovel ready.
Where did it originate?:
USA, late 20th century.
Where is it used?:
Mostly USA and Britain.
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