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Phrase: Out of the picture

Meaning: Examples:
When dinosaurs were taken out of the picture (ie, extinct), mammals emerged.

-Mrs Red is out of the picture this year (ie, she will not participate) because she's ill in hospital, so this year you will win the tournament.
-Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

When John was out of the picture (ie, had gone home), Tom asked her to dance cheek to cheek.

When her husband was out of the picture (ie, she divorced him or he had died), she married again.

Date: 2018-02-15 16:56:21

Subject: Expressions

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