out of the loop

out of the loop (about sth) (not having knowledge of or involvement in something; not aware of what’s going on, unaware of current news or culture) — быть не в курсе (происходящего, событий); ничего не знать о происходящем

Example 1: Since when did she get so popular? Man, I’m really out of the loop!

Example 2: A few people at the top knew what was going on, but everybody else was out of the loop. (СDAmI)

Example 3: I've been out of the loop since I changed jobs/moved. I didn't realize Ann and Jim had gotten engaged.

Example 4: Well, for starters, unless I’m really out of the loop, you can’t get a bachelor’s degree at a community college.

feel out of the loop (about sth)

Example 1: So.. now we're getting close to a diagnosis, it feels like I'm more frustrated than ever. It's been 3.5 years of frustration now so you'd think I'd be used to it, but I just feel completely helpless and out of the loop. I think the reason I feel a bit out of the loop is because the school doesn't seem to tell us anything, and we only see the pediatrician once every 6 months.

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