be out of touch

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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.
See also: of, out, touch

be out of touch

to not know much about modern life Some of these judges are so out of touch, they've never even heard of Ecstasy.
See also: of, out, touch