인생을 살다 보면 “좀 더 두고봐야하는 것”들이 있다.
  • Apple Watch 가 나왔다. 성공할까? 패션아이템으로 사람들이 쓸까?
  • 허브티가 건강에 정말 효과가 있나?
  • 이렇게 하루 하루 DET 숙어 공부하는 것,  영어향상에 진짜로 도움이 될까?
이유는 아직 데이터가 충분히 확보되지 않았기 때문이다.
아직 불확실한 것에 대해 질문을 받았을 때 “아직 잘 모르겠다. 좀 더 두고봐야한다”의 뉘앙스를 어떻게  표현할 수 있을까?
The jury is still out on X
  • [Definition]  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 는 법정의 배심원단을 일컫는다.
배심원단은 재판이 끝나고 의견을 수렴하러  jury room에 들어가게 되는데, 이것을  the jury is out 이라고 표현하는 것이다
즉 the jury is still out은 jury 들이 아직도 결정 중이라는 것이다. 즉 어떤 것에 대해 아직 판결이 나지 않았다는 것이다.
[From Movies & TV Shows]
  • At the moment, the jury is still out about what it is in meat that can increase your risk of cardiac problems and also how big the risk really is. (Horizon)
  • The verdict is in, Frank, but the jury is out. (CSI Miami)
  • Tell me it was an accident. The jury is still out. (Blue Bloods)
  • You don’t believe he did this, do you? The jury is still out, Miss Stone. (Forever Knight)
  • A: Fletcher, as Cabot Cove’s most prominent living citizen, what do you think about the appearance of this mysterious letter? B: Well, I think that the jury is still out on its authenticity. (Murder, She Wrote)
over the hill 은 DET 36호 참고.
flatulence 는 fart의 의학용어다.
[From News]
  • Is this a bold experiment in the potential of social media or evidence that allowing consumers, not brands, to control content is fraught with reputational risk? The jury is still out but the question was at the center of a lively debate at the fourth annual Social Media Conference… (Bloomberg)
  • The jury is still out on Marissa Mayer, Larry Page and Sergei Brin as CEOs, all have multiple degrees in Computer Science but not MBAs. (Economist)
  • Many nutrition experts do, and it may turn out they’re right, but at this point I think the jury is still out. (NYT)
[From Twitter]
  • For the fashion industry, the jury is still out on the Apple Watch
  • The jury is still out on whether #China can follow through with the enforcement of #environmental law reforms
  • The jury is still out,the taste is definitely very different to my usual beer,Moretti or Peroni.What’s your opinion?
어떤 것에 대해
지켜봐야한다 는
the jury is still out  on something 이라고 표현한다.

  • the whole thing is a pilot project and the jury is still out.
Source: Davies, Mark. (2008-) The Corpus of Contemporary American English: 450 million words, 1990-present. Available online at http://corpus.byu.edu/coca/
=>  데이터는 이 표현이 뉴스에서 유독 자주 쓰이는 표현이라고 말하고 있다. 생각해보면 말이 된다.
예를들어  신약이나 상품같은 것이 개발이 되면 먼저 뉴스에 기재될 것이고,  기자는 이것이 진짜로 효과가 있는지 없는지는 지켜봐야한다고 말할 것같다.

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