put someone in the picture
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!
put someone in the pictureBRITISH
COMMON If you put someone in the picture, you tell them about a situation which they need to know about. I believe that I could now produce evidence to prove my case, if you are prepared to listen. I brought you here for that reason, to put you in the picture. Has Inspector Fayard put you in the picture? Note: If you keep someone in the picture, you keep them aware of what is happening in a situation. If he promised to keep her in the picture, maybe she could tell him where she'd got her information? Compare with in the picture.