The idiom ‘up in the air' means ‘something that is uncertain or subject to change.’ The video explains the meaning of the idiom ‘up in the air' in English. We explain how to use it with some easy examples for Social and Business English.
Similar to the idiom ‘in the works’, ‘up in the air’ is something undecided, but still in process. Someone might not have made a decision just yet, as they’re still deliberating to work out the best possible outcome, meaning everything stays ‘up in the air’ until further notice.
My date tonight is up in the air as I haven’t heard from them all week.
The job vacancy is still up in the air because we’ve found no suitable candidates.