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limbo

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlimbolim‧bo /ˈlɪmbəʊ $ -boʊ/ noun 🔊 🔊 1 UNCERTAIN[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 firstbe in limbo 🔊 I’m in limbo now until I know whether I’ve got the job.limbo of 🔊 the limbo of his eight years in jail2 the limbo
Examples from the Corpus
limboDo they wander for ever in limbo?Goulding's move leaves Wigan's £75,000 scrum half Andy Gregory in limbo with the new season just over a fortnight away.They - and the enterprises concerned - are now in limbo.Cops and gangsters alike prefer to see pachinko remain uneasily in limbo.I felt as if I was in limbo.Petey and Carol and Lois would be sent into limbo for a little scare.Toward the same limbo where the Galactic Empire was heading.Well, how else are we ever going to get out of this limbo?be in limboSo these three counties are in Limbo.The firefighters' fate was in limbo after San Francisco assumed control of the island this month.I felt as if I was in limbo.Three months later the picture is in limbo, believed still to be in Sotheby's storage.$900 million worth of grain sales is in limbo while the two countries negotiate a new trade deal.
From Longman Business Dictionarylimbolim‧bo /ˈlɪmbəʊ-boʊ/ noun be in limbo to be in an uncertain situation in which it is not clear what will happen nextInvestors in the shares have been left in limbo since the market tailed off.
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