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Take out of the equation


Eliminate one element of a bigger process to discover a solution. ‘Equation’ refers to a situation, a process, a relationship that combines many facets, so this phrase advises to remove one or more factors to discover a solution.

“For a complete diagnosis of your sickness, we need you to stop smoking so we can take that out of the equation.”


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