Idiom- Up in the air
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Up in the air- Idiom of the day
- unresolved, undecided
- undecided about something
- uncertain or unresolved, often because other matters have to be decided first
- not yet settled or finalized
- unsure, full of doubt
- not yet decided
This expression came out as “in the air” in the mid-1700s, and it later acquired ‘up’ in the first half of the 1900s.
Shawn: What are you doing this evening?
Angel: Nothing much.
Shawn: Why so?
Angel: I’m supposed to be going out with Dave tonight but he’s up to his neck in work. My plans are up in the air!
- The future of the project is up in the air as the team is still fighting over silly matters.
- The decision to implement the rule is still up in the air as the management is debating over its pros and cons.
- The alliance is still up in the air as the girl is fighting over her desire to shift abroad and focus on studies.
- Our vacation plans are still up in the air as we keep differing over our choice of transport.