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English definition of “limbo”

limbo

noun uk   /ˈlɪm.bəʊ/ us    /-boʊ/

limbo noun (UNCERTAINTY)

[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're in limbo.

limbo noun (DANCE)

the limbo a dance from the West Indies in which the dancer bends backwards to go under a low bar that is made lower each time he or she goes under it
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