|Origin:||Latin limbus 'border'|
1 [singular, uncountable]
a situation in which nothing happens or changes for a long period of time, and it is difficult to make decisions or know what to do, often because you are waiting for something else to happen first
be in limbo
I'm in limbo now until I know whether I've got the job.
the limbo of his eight years in jail
a West Indian dance in which the dancer leans backwards and goes under a stick that is lowered gradually