out of the running


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out of the running

No longer competing; removed or eliminated from a competition; having no chance of victory. Everyone assumed he was out of the running after the scandal broke, but he went on to win the election regardless. With the former champion out of the running, the newcomer saw a path to victory ahead of her.
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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

see under in the running.
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in/out of the ˈrunning (for something)

(informal) having some/no chance of succeeding or achieving something: She’s definitely in the running for a prize.He’s out of the running for the Paris job now.
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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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