be in touch with (someone)(redirected from are in touch with them)
be in touch with (someone)
To communicate or be communicating with someone. The recruiter said that he'll be in touch with you about the job next week. You're still in touch with Cara, right? How is she these days?
See also: touch
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in touch, be
Also, be in touch with. Be in communication or contact (with), as in Be sure to be in touch once you've arrived, or Our representative is really in touch with her constituents. A related idiom is get in touch, meaning "initiate contact," as in We tried to get in touch with you but you were out of town, and keep or stay in touch , meaning "remain in communication or contact," as in With Jim stationed in Korea, it was hard to keep in touch, or Do stay in touch with us. This idiom transfers physical touch to communication. [Late 1800s]
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.