Limbo

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Limbo

Informal; a proposed business deal or anything else in which the outcome is uncertain. For example, if two companies are discussing a merger and are in general agreement, but there are disagreements over the terms, the merger may be said to be in limbo.
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The dark afternoons and the first December snow seemed to him far livelier than the August sunshine; and that he might make himself the surer about the flight of the days that were carrying him homeward, he stuck twenty-one sticks deep in a corner of the garden, when he was three weeks from the holidays, and pulled one up every day with a great wrench, throwing it to a distance with a vigor of will which would have carried it to limbo, if it had been in the nature of sticks to travel so far.
Three successful limbos in a single bonus round and the player wins the limbo contest.
Awarding winning short horror film, In Limbo will soon be available for viewing on a new on demand channel www.