out of the running


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out of the running

Fig. no longer being considered; eliminated from a contest. After the first part of the diving meet, three members of our team were out of the running. After the scandal was made public, I was out of the running. I pulled out of the election.
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out of the running

with no chance to win This defeat puts Williams out of the running for the trophy. Opposite of: in the running
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out of the running

see under in the running.
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out of the running

1. Not entered as a contender in a competition.
2. Having no possibility of winning or placing well in a competition.
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