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English definition of “be in the loop/be out of the loop”

be in the loop/be out of the loop

informal
to have or not have the special knowledge or power that belongs to a particular group of people: You can tell she's in the loop. She always knows about policy decisions before the rest of us. I've been out of the loop since I changed jobs. I didn't realize Wendy and Bob had got engaged.Knowledge and awareness
(Definition of be in the loop/be out of the loop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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