corridor of uncertainty

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corridor of uncertainty
 
n
1.  cricket an area of a wicket just outside a batsman's off stump, so located that the batsman will have difficulty in deciding whether or not to play a ball bowled into it
2.  soccer an area of the pitch between the defenders and the goalkeeper, in which it is not clear who should take the responsibility of dealing with a ball played into it
3.  any situation in which the right course of action is not clear

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