in limbo

idiom

Definition of in limbo

1 : in a forgotten or ignored place, state, or situation orphaned children left in limbo in foster homes and institutions
2 : in an uncertain or undecided state or condition After graduating from college, he was in limbo for a while, trying to decide what to do next.

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