Posted by Steve E on June 24, 2005
In Reply to: Keep sb out of the loop posted by Bob on June 24, 2005
: : I came across the phrase in TIME magazine that says: "keep sb out of the loop." Any ideas?
: Looks like a quote ... more context might help. It could be a person telling another to keep SomeBody (abbreviated to sb?) out of the loop ... or it could be a reference to someone whose initials are sb. Samuel Barber? Sanda Bullock? Saint Bernard? Sarah Bernhardt?
In the context was the sb in brackets like this [sb]? If so and if it were a quote, then Bob has hit the nail on the head as the author wanted to reveal the quote without revealing the "Somebody" so he indicated [sb] to keep the person's name private.