in the melting pot
Definition of in the melting pot
: not yet certain or finally decided : still changing or likely to change Our plans are still in the melting pot. It looked like our team was winning, but then everything went back in the melting pot.
Word by Word Definitions
: tender, delicate
: a usually rounded metal or earthen container used chiefly for domestic purposes (as in cooking or for holding liquids or growing plants)
: any of various technical or industrial vessels or enclosures resembling or likened to a household pot
: to place in a pot
: to pack or preserve (something, such as cooked and chopped meat) in a sealed pot, jar, or can often with aspic
: to shoot with a potshot
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