• To be in the loop means to be informed about and/or involved in something, such as a plan or project.
  • Part of a group that is kept up-to-date with information about something.
  • To have special knowledge or power that belongs to a particular group of people.

1. Keep me in the loop about the court hearing. I think the judges decision may affect the outcome of the next case.

 

2.  Only people in the loop knew about the merge between the two companies.

 

3. We need you to train a new intern starting Monday. Make sure you keep her in the loop about the upcoming media events.

 

4. A: Is this your way of staying in the loop?

B: I just asked you for a few drinks, that’s all. And maybe some details about the employees.

advise, break the news, brief, caution, disclose, educate, fill in, give a pointer, give a tip, give away, give facts, give two cents, instruct, keep posted, let in on, let know, make known, mention, notify, report, reveal, say, send word, show the ropes, speak, state, tell, tell on, update, warn

How about another expression?

It’s a loophole

  • It’s a loophole is used to express a small mistake in an agreement or law that gives someone the chance to avoid having to do something.
  • An ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.
  • A means of escape, especially an ambiguity or omission in the text where statute, contract, or obligation may be evaded.

1. I found something important. It’s a loophole in the contract which may protect you from being fired.

 

2. The recent legal revisions were regarding a loophole that allowed corporations to get unnecessary and illegal tax cuts.

 

3. There’s a small chance that you have to file for bankruptcy without losing your home. It’s a legal loophole that I found.

 

4. We have reason to believe that you’ve set up an alibi to create a loophole for yourself.

alternative, escape, escape clause, means of escape, outlet, technicality, way out

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