out of touch


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out of touch (with someone or something)

Fig. knowing no news of someone or something; not keeping informed of the developments relating to someone or something. I've been out of touch with my brother for many years. I couldn't go back into mechanics because I've been out of touch for too long.
See also: of, out, touch

out of touch (with somebody)

no longer in communication with someone I've been out of touch with Willner for a long time and don't even know where he lives now.
Usage notes: usually used with the verb be, as in the example
Opposite of: in touch (with somebody)
See also: of, out, touch

out of touch (with something)

1. not informed about something The report shows that the committee is out of touch with recent developments in space technology. Opposite of: in touch (with something)
2. not reflecting what is true or actual These statistics are wildly out of touch with reality and cannot be used. Everything the patient says shows how much he is out of touch.
3. lacking a connection The writing in this story is out of touch, like an accident report or a doctor's notes.
See also: of, out, touch

out of touch

No longer in contact or communication, as in John and Mark have been out of touch for years, or That speech showed he's out of touch with his constituency. This metaphoric expression alludes to physical contact. [Late 1800s] Also see in touch.
See also: of, out, touch

out of touch

1. Unaware of the latest developments, as in current events or an area of interest.
2. Unable to appreciate or understand the concerns or difficulties of others.
3. Unable to be contacted, as by telephone or e-mail: I will be out of touch during my flight to Los Angeles.
See also: of, out, touch