Indeterminate territory, undefined position, neither here nor there. For example, There's a large gray area between what is legal and what is not. This term, which uses gray in the sense of “neither black nor white” (or halfway between the two), dates only from the mid-1900s.
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Historically the reelection rate for members of Congress is in the area of 95 percent.
The benefits of incumbency are quite potent, especially in the all-important area of raising campaign funds.
As he drove me back to the logging road, Frank told me about the area in his deep voice.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods|James Higdon|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
His neighbors include some of the other designer outposts one finds speckled around the area.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The area is 98 percent white, and the Klan has a strong foothold even to this very day.
Very trim and strong, and confident he looked, with the glow of youth in his cheeks, and the spark of happiness in his gray eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
They nodded at each other when they met, and the gray man showed him a little ship with rigging that took up and down.
Some hidden magnetism burst from him like an aura, and his cold pasty face and light gray eyes flamed into positive beauty.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
They climbed another dune, and came upon the great gray sea at low tide.
The gray eyes, once flashing with the light of kindly humor, now softened with sympathy, now glowed with pity.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd