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*in limbo

1. Lit. a region of the afterlife on the border of hell. (In some Christian religions, there is a limbo set aside for souls that do not go to either heaven or hell. This sense is used only in this religious context. *Typically: be ~; remain ~; stay ~.) The baby's soul was in limbo because she had not been baptized.
2. Fig. in a state of neglect; in a state of oblivion; in an indefinite state; on hold. (*Typically: be ~; leave something ~; put something ~.) We'll have to leave the project in limbo for a month or two. After I got hit on the head, I was in limbo for about ten minutes.
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in limbo

1. In a condition of oblivion or neglect, as in They kept her application in limbo for months. [Early 1600s]
2. An intermediate or transitional state, as in After his editor left the firm, his book was in limbo. [Early 1600s] Both usages allude to the theological meaning of limbo, that is, a place outside hell and heaven to which unbaptized infants and the righteous who died before Christ's coming were traditionally consigned.
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in ˈlimbo

in a state of uncertainty or between two states: We’re in limbo at the moment because we’ve finished our work in this country and now we’re waiting for our next contract.Our plans for renting an apartment in Spain are in limbo at the moment.In some Christian beliefs, limbo is a state that is neither heaven nor hell, where some souls live.
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and limbo (ˈləmbo and ˈlɪmbo)
n. Colombian marijuana. (see also lum(s).) He showed up with a bag of lumbo.


See lumbo
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Tyrimo struktura: limbu paklaidu matavimas, ju vertinimas, fotoelektriniu matavimu keitikliu paklaidu matavimas, keitiklio paklaidu priklausomybes nuo limbo paklaidu nustatymas.
For some, limbo begins at the first point of asylum, in a refugee camp.
This money is in limbo until the Mayor and Council determine who is responsible," O'Toole said.
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Cutting back and forth between the real world and a heavenly limbo, The Lovely Bones details the efforts of a murdered 14-year-old schoolgirl (Saoirse Ronan) who helps her grieving father (Mark Wahlberg) apprehend her killer from beyond the grave.
Since limbo had already been banished from the Catechism of the Catholic Church some years ago, the International Theological Commission only had to gently remove the last bits of theological mortar by suggesting in its 41-page The Hope of Salvation for Infants Who Die Without Being Baptized that there are "serious theological and liturgical grounds for hope that unbaptized infants who die will be saved and enjoy the beatific vision.
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But it looks like a stalemate now, I am sort of in limbo