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    Idiom: "Up in the air"- Is it a formal?

    I could not find any specific and solid info which says if the idiom "up in the air" is formal. I am afraid that I will be scored down if I use it in my essay, in case it is an informal idiom and not a good fit for academic essays.

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    Re: Idiom: "Up in the air"- Is it a formal?

    Quote Originally Posted by shanghailuv View Post
    I could not find any specific and solid info which says if the idiom "up in the air" is formal. I am afraid that I will be scored down if I use it in my essay, in case it is an informal idiom and not a good fit for academic essays.

    Please advise.
    i wouldn't use it in a formal paper. Something like "unclear", "as yet not decided", or "open to question" might be better.

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    Re: Idiom: "Up in the air"- Is it a formal?

    In the same context of idioms being formal or informal, what about the idiom - "Bend over backwards"?

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    Re: Idiom: "Up in the air"- Is it a formal?

    Definitely informal.

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