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.

Examples of in the melting pot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vanessa shows the difficulties of growing up in the melting pot of America and then traveling back to the family’s ancestral home in another country — and realizing the vast gulf that cannot be closed with foreign family members. Dallas News, 2 May 2022 After her arrival in America, Lakshmi found joy and wonder in the melting pot of New York City. CBS News, 29 Aug. 2021

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“In the melting pot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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