My plans for the weekend are up in the air at the moment! My friends and I had hoped to have a barbecue by the lake, but we just checked the weather forecast and it says there’s a 50% chance of rain. So, we’re going to wait until Saturday morning to make a decision.
Watch the video below to see more examples of how today’s idiom is used in everyday life.
If someone throws you up in the air, they can catch you, or you can fall. We don’t know yet. Similarly, if we say something is up in the air, we mean that it’s undecided or unresolved.
Let’s look at a few example sentences to clarify this further:
- I applied for a job in Japan. My future is kind of up in the air until I hear back from them.
- I don’t know what the plan is for Ben’s birthday party. Things are up in the air at the moment. Once I know what’s happening, I’ll let you know.
- My company told us that they will have to make 15 workers redundant. It’s all up in the air at the moment, so everyone is worried.
So, there we have it: up in the air. Can you use this phrase in a sentence? Let us know in the comments below. We look forward to hearing from you.
Read the questions below, and try to respond using today’s expression.
- Have you decided where you will go on your summer vacation next year?
- Do you or any of your family members have a difficult career choice to make? Why hasn’t a decision been made yet?
- Have you made any definite plans for the weekend yet? Why or why not?