out of the picture


: not involved or playing a part in something : not in the same situation or relationship
With last year's winner out of the picture, she has a good chance of winning.

Examples of out of the picture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His mother’s first husband was in prison for bootlegging and Spruill’s father, while providing some financial support, was mostly out of the picture. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, 5 June 2023 Example: Against the Jaguars, Samuel turned a short rushing gain into a 25-yard touchdown run by straight-arming dangerous linebacker Myles Jack out of the picture. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Jan. 2022 In the final moments of season 3, Marty and Wendy were left stunned after Navarro took Helen (Janet McTeer) out of the picture with … well, a bang. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 8 Jan. 2022 Pair its salary cap space with its collection of young assets, and a sizable deal isn't exactly out of the picture. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 16 May 2023 Once large dinosaurs were out of the picture, mammals began to fill those ecological niches, and brontotheres were especially successful at quickly evolving to be enormous. Mindy Weisberger, CNN, 11 May 2023 But then Watts — a seasoned but sometimes sharp-elbowed exec — was out of the picture, despite having gone through vetting. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Apr. 2023 Compounding that, internet service providers are out of the picture. Haleluya Hadero, Fortune, 18 May 2023 But, that's not to say that the sleek tuxedo is completely out of the picture. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 12 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Out of the picture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20the%20picture. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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