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jury is still out (on someone or something)
Fig. a decision has not been reached on someone or something; the people making the decision on someone or something have not yet decided. The jury is still out on Jane. We don't know what we are going to do about her. The jury is still out on the question of building a new parking lot.
the jury is still out
no decision has been made, esp. because information is lacking The jury is still out on whether those particular chemicals pose a threat to public health.
the jury is (still) out
if the jury is still out on a subject, no decision has been made or the answer is not yet certain (usually + on ) The jury's still out on whether animal experiments are really necessary. We asked people to comment on the latest male fashions, but it seems the jury's out.
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]