Definition of hang in the air in English:

hang in the air


  • Remain unresolved.

    ‘the success of the Green movement has left that rather uncomfortable question hanging in the air’
    • ‘If she knows about your reputation, the possibility hangs in the air.’
    • ‘The question still hung in the air, unanswered, how do you stop them getting away with it?’
    • ‘However, there are questions that remain hanging in the air.’
    • ‘Her question hangs in the air: ‘Who could want to do this?’’
    • ‘Throughout this film, the question hangs in the air.’
    • ‘The fact that it's wildlife absolves us of the moral question that hangs in the air when we see footage of humans in mortal danger - why didn't the camera crew do something to help?’
    • ‘His question hangs in the air, pointed and defiant.’
    • ‘But the question always hangs in the air, ‘Why couldn't we make it work?’’
    • ‘Tonight the searches and the forensic tests continue and the big question hangs in the air: what was the target of the bomb plot?’
    • ‘He wisely does not make the link too explicit, but the possibility hangs in the air.’
    continue to exist, endure, last, abide, go on, carry on, persist, hang in the air, stay around, stay round, stand, be extant, hold out, prevail, survive, live on
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