lose your touch

lose touch

1. To unintentionally decrease frequency of communication with someone over time until no further contact takes place. Unfortunately, my college roommate and I lost touch over the years, so I have no idea how she's doing now.
2. To no longer be skilled in doing something. In this usage, a possessive pronoun is used between "lose" and "touch." The students no longer listen to my threats—I must be losing my touch. He used to be one of the league's elite shooters, but it seems like he's lost his touch.
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lose your touch

If you lose your touch, you become less skillful at doing something. Despite thirteen years in the job, she has not lost her touch.
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lose your touch

not show your customary skill.
1991 Times The guv'nor is a former pork butcher who has clearly not lost his touch.
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lose your ˈtouch

lose the skill or ability to do something which you used to do very well: I don’t know what’s happened to her playing. She seems to have lost her touch.He’s not as good a salesman as he used to be. He’s losing his touch.
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It takes time to come back, you lose your touch a bit and I am still trying to grasp at that but I am sure it will come if I keep working away like I am doing.