One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Aware (or unaware) of information known to only a privileged few.
privy to, aware of, acquainted with, informed about, informed of, advised of, apprised of, mindful of, sensible ofView synonyms
- ‘So, if you haven't got an invite by now, you're out of the loop.’
- ‘Currently that's the scoop we've got for you - we'll keep you in the loop about new information as it becomes available to us.’
- ‘Gossip isn't always vicious, sometimes it's just informative and keeps you in the loop.’
- ‘I'm not completely out of the loop, though, I must confess.’
- ‘You know you're out of the loop when you get the announcement of the new baby and you didn't know your friend was even in a relationship.’
- ‘I've been out of the loop for a while, so tell me - is this old news already?’
- ‘Don't let your reclusive tendencies shut you out of the loop entirely.’
- ‘Once you're out of the loop, though, you wonder why anyone watched it.’
- ‘I have a good enough relationship with some of the faculty in the linguistics department there that I would not be totally out of the loop.’
- ‘She tries to keep us informed and in the loop with most of the stuff that goes on.’
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