jury is still out, the

No decision has been made; the public's opinion is not known. For example, As for a possible merger, the jury is still out, or The jury is still out on the new spring fashions. This expression alludes to the jury that decides a legal case. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]


Nearby words

  1. juristic person,
  2. juror,
  3. juruá,
  4. jury,
  5. jury box,
  6. jury process,
  7. jury room,
  8. jury wheel,
  9. jury-packing,
  10. jury-rig

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