be, etc. in/out of touch
be in touch
To communicate with someone. The recruiter said that he'll be in touch about the job next week. You're still in touch with Cara, right? How is she these days?
See also: touch
be out of touch
1. To lack understanding or awareness of modern beliefs or developments. Making a sexist statement like that just proves how much he is out of touch.
2. To lack understanding or awareness of other people's needs or concerns. Slashing the company's insurance policy shows that the CEO is totally out of touch.
3. To not have communicated with someone recently. Oh, how is Cara? We've been out of touch lately.
4. Of a person, to be unavailable for communication. I have a flight to catch, so I'll be out of touch for a few hours.