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The jury is out

Posted by Bob on September 02, 2004

In Reply to: The jury is out posted by Bruce Kahl on September 02, 2004

: : What can the "out" mean?
: : and how it is applied to the common langugage?

: : Thanks

: Just add the word "deliberating":
: The jury is out deliberating the fate of the defendant.

A jury physically moves from IN the courtroom (where they hear the evidence) to Outside the courtroom, to a separate room, where they discuss and decide the case.