out of the picture

out of the picture

No longer involved in or relevant to a situation. I'm going to study in the library so that all of the distractions in my room are out of the picture. I can't ask her out until her disapproving brother is out of the picture, so let me know when he leaves the party. Shelly's father has been out of the picture for years, so I've had to do everything on my own.
See also: of, out, picture
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

out of the picture

Fig. no longer relevant to a situation; departed; dead. Now that Tom is out of the picture, we needn't concern ourselves about his objections. With her husband out of the picture, she can begin living as she pleases.
See also: of, out, picture
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of the picture

1. If someone is out of the picture, they are no longer involved in the situation you are talking about. Once Derek was out of the picture, Malcolm's visits became more frequent. Maybe with Paula out of the picture, Mark would be willing to talk.
2. If you are out of the picture for something such as a job or a prize, it is no longer possible that you will get it. But I've been told I'm their fifth-choice striker for the next game, so I'm totally out of the picture.
See also: of, out, picture
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

out of the picture

no longer involved; irrelevant.
See also: of, out, picture
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

out of the picture

mod. no longer relevant to a situation; departed; dead. Now that Tom is out of the picture, we needn’t concern ourselves about his objections.
See also: of, out, picture
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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