If you say
that someone is in the picture
, you mean
that they are involved
in the situation
that you are talking
about. If you say that they are out of the picture
, you mean that they are not involved in the situation.
Meyerson is back in the picture after disappearing in July.
Sometimes security was so tight that people who might have had something important
to offer were left out of the picture.
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