lose touch with reality

lose touch with reality

to began to think unrealistically; to become unrealistic. I am so overworked that I am losing touch with reality. The psychotic criminal had lost touch with reality.
See also: lose, reality, touch
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He told Vanity Fair: "You just kind of lose touch with reality a bit here.
She said: "Like many of us, if we don't talk to anyone for days on end, we quickly lose touch with reality.
People can sometimes run away with themselves and lose touch with reality but they need to understand what we're working with.
IN AN assessment of the first year of the coalition Government, as reported by Barry Gibson (Examiner, May 12), it's no surprise that Barry Sheerman considers it to have been "a disaster all round'' or that Jason McCartney is in "buoyant mood'' although his enthusiasm seems to have caused him to lose touch with reality in his claim to have "taken 10 million people out of income tax.
No wonder they lose touch with reality when there's that much pressure on all the time.
In a world of starvation and war and climate change, Fred the Shred spending his shameful shekels in secret, bankers and senior executives with their ludicrous bonuses and MPs on their duck islands show how the help-yourself culture makes people lose touch with reality.
By all means rejoice in Button's success, but please don't lose touch with reality and make out it means more than it does.
Indeed, the descriptions of how Khalid's mind starts to disintegrate and lose touch with reality is one of the strongest elements of Perera's writing.
In part, I suspect we should judge Persaud not just as a doctor but as a popular entertainer and as such, his ability to lose touch with reality is far more predictable.
To be preaching abstinence when 90 percent of people are having sex is in essence to lose touch with reality.
People taking LSD may also lose touch with reality.
He understands those rabid fans often lose touch with reality.
As their behaviour becomes more irrational and their personality changes they tend to lose touch with reality.
But any theory which reduces human motivation to a mechanism that works independently of conscious intent can lose touch with reality.