In Limbo

What does in limbo mean?

On hold

In limbo means "uncertain" or "in stasis." If something or someone is stuck "in limbo," it means their future status is unclear and unlikely TBD anytime soon.

The phrase "in limbo" references the Catholic concept of limbo, which is an area of the afterlife that exists outside both heaven and hell. People who exist in limbo have not been accepted into heaven nor condemned to hell, so their afterlife consists of neither eternal pleasure nor eternal pain.


How's your job hunt coming?
Well, at least two of the positions I interviewed for are in limbo now, because the economy's tanking
"In limbo" means "on hold"
"In limbo" means "on hold"

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Updated November 2, 2020

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