in/out of sync
in sync (with someone or something)
1. Happening, functioning, or moving at the same time and pace as someone or something; simultaneously. Every soldier in the squad marched perfectly in sync. Is it just me, or is the audio not in sync with the movie?
2. Sharing the same or similar goals, ideals, desires, likes, dislikes, etc. with someone; having the same or similar perspectives or opinions as someone. Throughout the date, it just seemed like she and I were totally in sync about everything we brought up. If your team isn't in sync with one another, you're going to have a hard time getting this project done.
out of sync (with someone or something)
Not or no longer happening, functioning, or moving at the same time and pace as someone or something else; in an unsynchronized or uncoordinated manner. If your teammates are out of sync, you're going to have a hard time getting this project done correctly and on time. If the coolant system is out of sync with the energy output, it could lead to a core meltdown.
*out of sync
uncoordinated; unsynchronized. (An abbreviation for synchronization. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) Our efforts are out of sync. My watch and your watch are out of sync.
If two things are in sync, they match or happen together as they should. Note: `Sync' is sometimes spelled `synch'. They swayed back and forth, more or less in sync with the music. Mr D and Mr B nodded perfectly groomed grey heads in sync.
See also: sync
out of sync
If two things are out of sync, they do not match or do not happen together as they should. Note: `Sync' is sometimes spelled `synch'. Normally, when demand and supply are out of sync, you either increase the supply, or you adjust the price mechanism. I think this decision is out of sync with reality.
in (or out of) syncworking well (or badly) together; in (or out of) agreement.
Sync (or synch ) is an informal abbreviation of synchronization .
1997 Sunday Times The most serious obstacle is the fact that the British economy's cycle is out of sync with Europe.
See also: sync
in/out of ˈsync(informal) moving or working/not moving or working at exactly the same time and speed as somebody/something else: The soundtrack is not in sync with the picture. ♢ Can we try that part of the dance again? I think we were out of sync.
Sync is a short form of synchronization.
out of sync(...sɪŋk)
mod. uncoordinated; unsynchronized. My watch and your watch are out of sync.