In the picture



adjective phrase

Probable; distinctly conceivable: It just isn’t in the picture that they’ll get married/ I’d like to travel, but it doesn’t seem like it’s in the picture for a year or so (1923+)

adverb phrase

In a position to understand what is happening; in an informed position: ok, now that you’re one of us, I want you in the picture (1900+)

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