Idiom – Up In The Air

English Idiom – Up in the air.

Meaning – Uncertain or undecided. This expression can refer to a situation or a plan that has not yet been finalised or that is still being discussed, and where it is unclear what the outcome will be. It can also be used to describe a feeling of being uncertain or unsure about something.

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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!


  • “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


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