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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
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
n.
self-taken picture
[Slang];[Fam.]
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.
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
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.
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
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."
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
id.
find it difficult to choose between two alternatives ; feel torn between two situations
Rosalie loved Cesar and David both equally, for different reasons, and was caught between two stools
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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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