out of touch


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out of touch

1. Not in contact or communicating any longer; not aware of the news or status of someone or something. John and I have been out of touch since high school, so I really have no idea what he's up to these days.
2. Not aligned with, aware of, or receptive to current trends, styles, or attitudes. Sometimes hyphenated when used before a noun. Dad, you're so out of touch—no one listens to CDs anymore! I don't think you realize just how harmful out-of-touch attitudes like that can be.
3. Not having done something in a long time, and no longer skillful as a result. Wow, I haven't swung a bat in 10 years—I'm out of touch.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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