in the picture

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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.
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*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.
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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.
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in the picture

fully informed about something.
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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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