be out of tune

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be out of tune

1. To lack the proper musical pitch. People don't realize how easy it is to be out of tune when you can't hear yourself singing.
2. To clash with someone or something. I'm often out of tune with my family because they don't approve of my line of work.
See also: of, out, tune

be ˌin/ˌout of ˈtune (with somebody/something)


1 be on/not on the right musical note: They were both singing out of tune.
2 be in/not in agreement with somebody/something; be/not be happy or comfortable with somebody/something: He’s out of tune with modern ideas about education.I don’t like London — I just don’t feel in tune with city life.
See also: of, out, tune