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- (idiomatic) No longer in a competition; eliminated from consideration.
- When it was revealed he had shielded a friend from prosecution when he was the district attorney, he was out of the running for a judicial appointment.
- 8 Jan 2020, Felicity Cloake in The Guardian, How to make the perfect gluten-free chocolate brownies – recipe
- What that flour is hardly seems to matter too much, either – indeed, one of the finest examples I’ve ever eaten was shared, rather grudgingly, it must be admitted, with a coeliac friend. But, with my usual plain white out of the running here, what’s the best substitute for a deliciously squidgy, delightfully rich result?