Out-of-the-loop definitions

Out of the loop is defined as not told or let in on some information or not included in some news or event.

An example of out of the loop is when you don't find out someone is pregnant until a month after everyone else does.

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(idiomatic) Not informed, up-to-date, or current; not included in a process or discussion.
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Origin of out-of-the-loop

Originating around the 1970s, and thought by some to have roots in computer terminology.