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Whats the meaning of The jury is out?

Things are so bad he could lose everything—his business, his home, his possessions. And we learn that the jury is out,
deliberating on this case that will make or break Schlichtmann

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It means they are out of the courtroom, in the deliberation room deciding on how things will go. No one knows what is going to happen until the jury is in, as in the courtroom telling what they have decided.

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It usually means the Jury is deliberating or discussing the case. It might be awhile before they reach a decision on whatever it is.

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the saying means that an answer is indeterminate. the saying comes from an occurence in court when at least one member of the jury is against the rest of the jury, so they must be 'out' and away from the court until they arrive at a consensus. The jury being 'out' prevents any decision from being formally taken, so the verdict is not 'in'.

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