be out of step

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be out of step

1. To lack understanding or information on a current topic or issue. Making a sexist statement like that just proves how much he is out of step with the views of modern society.
2. To disagree with or clash with those whom one is supposed to work with. The chairman is out of step with the rest of the committee—that's why they want to oust him. He'll never get the nomination because he's too out of step with the rest of his party.
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be out of step (with somebody)

to have different opinions from someone or to act in a way that is not suitable for a particular situation On the issue of immigration, the party is out of step with voters. The child care available is often out of step with modern family life.
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