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out of the loop

Not informed up to date; current; not kept part of the discussion.

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  • Originating around the 1970s, and thought by some to have roots in computer or telephony terminology.
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After three weeks off, he felt a bit out of the loop when he returned to work.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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out of the loopNot privy to information
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