Idiom – Up in the air

  • Idiom – Up in the air
  • Meaning – Undecided. If something is up in the air, the plans for it are not completed. Uncertain about someone or something.
Usage:

When could you use this idiom?

  • You are unable to finalise your plan for something.
  • You want to arrange a meeting at work, but you cannot until somebody gives you some information.
  • A friend is struggling to organise a night out.
  • You are expecting to go out with your family, but you do not know where or when you are going!
Example:
  • “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!”
In The News:

Southwest Airlines’ plans for Hawaii flights up in the air

Discuss:
  • Is there an idiom like this in your country?
What is an idiom?

An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally.  An idiom is an expression that cannot be understood from the meanings of its individual words, but has a separate meaning of its own.

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