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limbo (noun) a state of Uncertainty.
You are in limbo if you do not know what to do as you have to wait for othersí decisions. You cannot take action because you have to act on othersí decisions or orders if you are in limbo. The period during which you wait for orders for a job is limbo. A state of uncertainty, in short, is limbo.
- In the absence of any clear instructions from my boss about what I should do regarding the payment to the workers, I am in limbo. He has said he will mail instructions, but he hasnít. In the mean time, the workers are pressing for payment.
- Ann is in limbo as she has yet to hear from her husband about whether she should take up the new job or continue in the old job.