in limbo

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

limbo play
  1. : an abode of souls that are according to Roman Catholic theology barred from heaven because of not having received Christian baptism

  2. : a place or state of restraint or confinement

  3. : a place or state of neglect or oblivion

  1. : a dance or contest that involves bending over backwards and passing under a horizontal pole lowered slightly for each successive pass


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