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    Runaway Jury

    Just watched a movie called "Runaway Jury". It's good. But I can't figure out why the adjective "Runaway" is used. Can anyone kindly explain?


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    Re: Runaway Jury

    Hi ckc,
    a runaway vehicle or animal has gone out of control. In this sense, figuratively, we can say "runaway jury" a jury which is out of control.

    Have it double checked anyway with your dictionary: As you know the context of you will be able to get the meaning easily.

    cheers
    Udara

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    Re: Runaway Jury

    I agree with udara sankalpa.

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    Re: Runaway Jury

    Thanks, udara sankalpa.
    Your explanation is very clear. It matches the theme of the movie perfectly.

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