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English definition of “out of the picture”

out of the picture

not important to or not involved in a situation: He used to be in the team, but he's gradually drifted out of the picture. unnecessary in a particular situation: The new systems cut humans out of the picture altogether.
(Definition of out of the picture from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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