the jury is still out
This page is about the idiom the jury is still out
We can say the jury is still out when a decision still hasn't been made about something.
- It was a terrible mistake, and the jury's still out on whether Bob will lose his job over it, or not.
- The jury's still out on who's going to be the new CEO, but we should find out soon.
Origin: Metaphorical, and based on the fact that in many legal trials, the result of the trial isn't known until a jury has finished discussing the case and making a decision. Until then, we say that "the jury is still out".
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Contributor: Matt Errey