In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1limbo masculineto be in limbo — estar a la expectativa / a la espera
- At the time of going to press, Sligo Airport is still sitting in limbo, as it awaits the decision of the Department of Transport's Aviation Authority.
- But the decision still left them in limbo until a final decision could be made on the park's future.
- The government could have been left in limbo for weeks in conditions where the IMF, the World Bank and business leaders are demanding immediate action to try to pull the economy out of a deep recession.
- So there they stayed, in limbo, until after resolution 1441 when last November they were allowed to return.
- The 1950s recordings have been in limbo until recently, boasting neither modern sound nor superlative sentimental value.
- Your money will be in limbo until the end of the year.
- Spin FM, which was due to begin broadcasting last February, remains in limbo, at least until after the Supreme Court hear the appeal towards the end of this year.
- The inquiry is in limbo because of the decision of the court today.
- The controversial defection law was put on ice yesterday pending a Constitutional Court decision, leaving some politicians in limbo and others scrambling for survival.
- For two years the album had been stuck in limbo, until someone introduced him into the right circles.
- But the move was widely criticised with North Yorkshire MPs claiming it was ‘absolutely scandalous’ and had left passengers in limbo for a further two years.
- He was left in limbo by Scottish Labour's Executive, which refused to endorse his candidacy until Fife police concluded their investigations into the case.
- So that leaves shareholders in limbo until further details are released.
- But now it has been revealed that plans to set up the club are in limbo as Bradford Council, which owns the building, negotiates a fee with Youth Services - one of its own departments.
- As a result, nominees have been left in limbo, courthouses sit empty, justice is delayed, political rhetoric has escalated and political civility has suffered.
- I suffered for eight months in limbo whilst awaiting the Crown Prosecution Service decision.
- Is their investigation and resolution to be left in limbo?
- The players and the many supporters who turn out each week to get behind their club, deserve much better than being left in limbo for an indefinite period.
- And now the collapse of a proposed move to Blackburn Rovers has left his club career in limbo as he concentrates on the vital role of Australia's over-age captain in Greece.
- Oxfam Ireland, calling for talks on farming subsidies to resume as early as possible, said developing nations will be in limbo until a date for further negotiations is set.
- Play limbo, dance barefoot and swim like a tropical fish.
- The Trinidadians must take credit/responsibility for the limbo, that impressive athletic feat which is now the scourge of every tropical party.
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