up in the air

This page is about the idiom up in the air.

Meaning: If something such as a plan to do something, or details of an agreement, are up in the air, they still haven't been decided or settled yet.

For example:

  • The meeting will definitely take place, but details such as the venue and the date are still up in the air.

  • The selection of players for the tour has been left up in the air until we get the results of their medical tests.

Quick Quiz:

We'll have to leave the list of guests we're inviting to our wedding up in the air until we know

a. how many we can invite

b. what the weather will be like

c. if any are of them are afraid of heights

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Contributor: Matt Errey