Meaning of “out of the picture” in the English Dictionary

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"out of the picture" in British English

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out of the picture

not important to or not involved in a situation:

He used to be an important member of 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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)