limbo

limbo lim‧bo [ˈlɪmbəʊ ǁ -boʊ] noun
be in limbo to be in an uncertain situation in which it is not clear what will happen next:

• Investors in the shares have been left in limbo since the market tailed off.

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limbo UK US /ˈlɪmbəʊ/ noun [U]
an uncertain situation that you cannot control and in which there is no progress or improvement: »

Until we've got official permission to go ahead with the plans we will remain in limbo.

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bureaucratic/political/legal limbo


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Limbo — Семантика: Конкурентное программирование Появился в: 1995 Автор(ы): Шон Дорвард, Фил Винтерботтом, Роб Пайк Типизация данных: строгая Испытал влияние: C …   Википедия

  • Limbo — • A word of Teutonic derivation, meaning literally hem or border, as of a garment, or anything joined on Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Limbo     Limbo      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Limbo — Lim bo (l[i^]m b[ o]), Limbus Lim bus (l[i^]m b[u^]s), n. [L. limbus border, edge in limbo on the border. Cf. {Limb} border.] 1. (Scholastic Theol.) An spiritual region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the last judgment.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limbo — m. anat. Borde. Medical Dictionary. 2011. limbo borde, ribete Diccionario ilustrad …   Diccionario médico

  • limbo — limbo, estar en el limbo expr. no saber, ignorar, no estar al tanto. ❙ «Estar tonto: estar en Babia, estar en el limbo.» DTE. ❙ «...está en el limbo desde hace más de diez años...» Luis Mateo Díez, El expediente del náufrago, RAE CREA. ❙ «Estuve… …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • Limbo — /ˈlɪmboʊ/ (say limboh) noun Roman Catholic Church (formerly) a supposed region on the border of hell or heaven, the abode after death of unbaptised infants (limbo of infants), or one serving as the temporary abode of the righteous who died before …   Australian English dictionary

  • limbo — (Del lat. limbus). 1. m. Lugar o seno donde, según la Biblia, estaban detenidas las almas de los santos y patriarcas antiguos esperando la redención del género humano. 2. Lugar adonde, según la doctrina tradicional cristiana, van las almas de… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • limbo — Ⅰ. limbo [1] ► NOUN 1) (in some Christian beliefs) the supposed abode of the souls of unbaptized infants, and of the just who died before Christ. 2) an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution. ORIGIN from Latin limbus hem, border,… …   English terms dictionary

  • limbo — s. m. Dança, originária de Trindade e Tobago (América Central), em que o executante dança e tenta passar por baixo de uma vara horizontal, cuja altura em relação ao solo vai diminuindo.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês limbo limbo s. m. 1. Orla, borda,… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • limbo — sustantivo masculino 1. Área: religión Según la Biblia, lugar donde los Patriarcas y las personas buenas antiguas esperaban la redención de Cristo. 2. Área: religión Según algunos teólogos católicos, lugar adonde van las almas de los niños que… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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