in the picture

in the picture

Informed or up to date (about something); involved in or aware of what is going on. Just make sure you keep the boss in the picture about the status of the project. The kids' father is back in the picture for the moment, but I'm not sure if I can rely on him.
See also: picture

*in the picture

Fig. well-informed; aware of what is going on. (*Typically: be ~; keep someone ~; put someone~.) Please, keep me fully in the picture. John found out about the plan. He's in the picture, so take care.
See also: picture

in the picture

1. If someone is in the picture, they are involved in the situation you are talking about. I was in the picture from the beginning. Once the former professor was in the picture, no one ever again attempted to mess with Mitch Johnson.
2. If you are in the picture for something such as a job or a prize, you are likely to get it. The actress is in the picture for an Oscar. He told me that Annabella was back in the picture. She was the best one they could find for the job. Compare with put someone in the picture.
See also: picture

in the picture

fully informed about something.
See also: picture

in/out of the ˈpicture

(informal) involved/not involved in a situation: Morris is likely to win, with Jones out of the picture now.
See also: of, out, picture
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This action will install the add-in and insert the Power Map icon on the Insert tab's Tours group, as circled in the picture below.
* CAN YOU HELP?: Police need to speak to the men in this image ARE YOU IN THE PICTURE?: If you are, you could give police your help
Others in the picture are Norma Tyler, Ann Rogers, Sheila Walker, Maggi Shea, Barbara Lord, who is now living in London, and Betty Armes.
(The Flooded Grave made its public debut early last month in Ottawa as part of the National Gallery of Canada's "Elusive Paradise" exhibition.) In fact, most of our conversation took place as we perched on either side of a tall folding ladder--to take in the picture in its entirety.
But at the same time, there is an openness that permits people to recognize what is there in the picture, because they have already seen something like it somewhere.
There are a few cracks in the picture, giving it a somewhat antique patina that adds to its charm:
A few years ago, a couple of dressers for the Royal Ballet helped Mike O'Neal to identify everyone in the picture, and a flyer was printed with each person labeled.
King's non-violent civil disobedience ideology and program, they are, in the picture, being pelted with water from high-powered hoses.
But what was the notary supposed to notarize-that the picture was Eva, that the woman in the picture was my housekeeper?