out\ of\ the\ running

out\ of\ the\ running
adj or adv. phr.
Having no chance to win; not among the real contenders; not among those to be considered.

John had been out of the running since his first date with Mary, but he didn't realize it.

Jones's horse was put out of the running early in the race.

Contrast: in the running

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