in the picture, be
Understand, be informed about or be involved in a particular situation or activity. For example, The new ambassador wanted to be in the picture for every event, small or large. This term is also used in such locutions as put someone in the picture, meaning “to inform or include someone,” as in Put me in the picture about the new staff, or out of the picture, meaning “to be left ignorant of or excluded from some activity,” as in The local authorities were out of the picture when it came to drug dealers. [Early 1900s] Also see get the message (picture).
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Sands was involved in a scandalous-for-the-time romance with the carpenter and there were rumors she was pregnant with his child.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The same picture emerges from middle class men in the U.S., Canada, and the Nordic countries.
What 15 months in a federal correction institution will be like, according to a man who counsels to-be inmates.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
She looked from the picture to her daughter, with a frightful glare, in their before mild aspect.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
Each picture bore a label, giving a true description of the once-honoured gem.
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
And sure enough when Sunday came, and the pencil was restored to him, he promptly showed nurse his picture.Children's Ways|James Sully