put (someone) in the picture

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put (someone) in the picture

To keep someone informed, aware, or up to date (about something); to involve someone in something. Just make sure you put the boss in the picture about the status of the project. I want to be put in the picture when the jewels are sold. Don't cut me out of the profit!
See also: picture, put
References in classic literature ?
That is, nobody but angels; they are always on deck when there is a miracle to the fore -- so as to get put in the picture, perhaps.