in limbo

idiom

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.

Examples of in limbo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, in July 2022, Vikander told Entertainment Weekly that the sequel was in limbo. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, 14 May 2024 There’s no official word on why the MTV Movie & TV Awards is taking this year off, but obviously the news comes as the fate of parent Paramount Global is currently in limbo. Michael Schneider, Variety, 13 May 2024 Nationwide, energy companies have proposed more than 11,000 wind, solar and battery projects, but many are in limbo because there’s not enough capacity on the grid to accommodate them. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 13 May 2024 The coalition couldn’t either, leaving the future of the park in limbo. Eric Guzmán, Detroit Free Press, 4 May 2024 Over on Reddit, a commenter posted that their $7,000 project is also in limbo since Tesla needs to fix the software, but no one is responding. Umar Shakir, The Verge, 3 May 2024 Trans athlete rules still in limbo The Biden administration is also separately aiming to curtail schools’ abilities to prevent transgender athletes from competing in sports. Zachary Schermele, USA TODAY, 19 Apr. 2024 Because Fischer's case is in limbo, he has not been tried yet. Nina Totenberg, NPR, 16 Apr. 2024 Now the fate of the deteriorating site is in limbo. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 16 Apr. 2024

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“In limbo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20limbo. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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