the jury is out

Definition of the jury is out

informal
used to say that something has not yet been decided or has not yet become clear
  • The jury is still out on whether the new company will succeed.

Word by Word Definitions

jury play
  1. : a body of persons sworn to give a verdict on some matter submitted to them

  2. : a committee for judging and awarding prizes at a contest or exhibition

  3. : one (such as the public or test results) that will decide

  1. : to select material as appropriate for exhibition in (something, such as an art show)

  1. : improvised for temporary use especially in an emergency : makeshift

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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