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be out of the picture exp.
disappear ; be absent; leave (temporary or for good)
E.g. "Now, that the parents are out of the picture, we can throw a party". (meaning=Now, that the parents left, that they are no longer here) "James is out of the picture, him and Mary split up"

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
be stupid
expression used when someone becomes irritating
n.
self-taken picture
[Slang];[Fam.]
v.
be exactly right
[Fam.] Ex.: Her guess was right on the money.
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
exp.
be consumed by an emotion; experience an intense feeling
be beside oneself with joy/ grief/ anger etc.
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
exp.
think alike about a certain topic; be aligned in opinions; feel the same way about smth.
id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
exp.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
be a man
familiar
exp.
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
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picture

  

      n  
1   
a    a visual representation of something, such as a person or scene, produced on a surface, as in a photograph, painting, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
picture gallery, picture postcard         Related adj       pictorial  
2    a mental image or impression  
a clear picture of events     
3    a verbal description, esp. one that is vivid  
4    a situation considered as an observable scene  
the political picture     
5    a person or thing that bears a close resemblance to another  
he was the picture of his father     
6    a person, scene, etc., considered as typifying a particular state or quality  
the picture of despair     
7    a beautiful person or scene  
you'll look a picture     
8    a complete image on a television screen, comprising two interlaced fields  
9   
a    a motion picture; film  
b    (as modifier)  
picture theatre     
10    the pictures     (Chiefly Brit. and Austral)   a cinema or film show  
11       another name for       tableau vivant  
12    get the picture  
Informal   to understand a situation  
13    in the picture   informed about a given situation  
      vb   tr  
14    to visualize or imagine  
15    to describe or depict, esp. vividly  
16    often passive   to put in a picture or make a picture of  
they were pictured sitting on the rocks     
     (C15: from Latin pictura painting, from pingere to paint)  


living picture  
      n      another term for       tableau vivant  
motion picture  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian term for       film       1  
moving picture  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian name for       film       1  
picture card  
      n      another name for       court card  
picture hat  
      n   a decorated hat with a very wide brim, esp. as worn by women in paintings by Gainsborough and Reynolds  
picture house  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)      an old-fashioned name for       cinema       1a  
picture moulding  
      n  
1    the edge around a framed picture  
2      (Also called)    picture rail   the moulding or rail near the top of a wall from which pictures can be hung  
picture palace  
      n     (Brit)      an old-fashioned name for       cinema       1a  
picture tube  
      n      another name for       television tube  
picture window  
      n   a large window having a single pane of glass, usually placed so that it overlooks a view  
picture writing  
      n  
1    any writing system that uses pictographs  
2    a system of artistic expression and communication using pictures or symbolic figures  
word picture  
      n   a verbal description, esp. a vivid one  
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