One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the project was left in abeyance for the time being’
suspension, a state of suspension, a state of dormancy, a state of latency, a state of uncertainty, suspense, remission, reserve
pending, suspended, deferred, postponed, put off, put to one side, unattended, unfinished, incomplete, unresolved, undetermined, up in the air, betwixt and between
informal in cold storage, on ice, on the back burner, hanging fire
in hand, under way, continuing
‘the application was held in abeyance whilst legal advice was sought’
suspend, adjourn, interrupt, break off, postpone, delay, defer, shelve, arrest, put off, intermit, prorogue, hold over, put aside, pigeonhole
cut short, bring to an end, cease, discontinue, dissolve, disband, terminate, call a halt to
put on ice, put on the back burner, mothball
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