lose touch with reality

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lose touch with reality

To no longer have a firm or clear understanding of real life; to lose one's ability for clear, rational thought. A possessive pronoun can be used between "lose" and "reality." The poor guy sort of lost touch with reality after the death of his children. I feel like I'm losing my touch with reality lately—I think I might need to see a psychiatrist.
See also: lose, reality, touch

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.
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The court acquitted the defendant of the premeditated murder charge based on a medical report issued by Al Amal Hospital in Dubai, which proved that the defendant was suffering from psychosis, a serious condition in which the patient loses touch with reality.
For his part, Benitez believes that Mourinho talks mostly rubbish that loses touch with reality.
Can Rebecca solve the puzzle of the game's real purpose before Henrick loses touch with reality and endangers them all?
Yes, she is repeating the incantations of botched White House diplomacy, as island America progressively loses touch with reality (that''s the comeuppance for awarding Barack Obama a very premature Nobel Peace Prize two years ago).
Her son Philippe is eight and experiencing serious problems where he loses touch with reality. The story then focuses on Jamie and her husband Andre who are puzzling over ways to help their son and their family.
Blanche is hiding a secret as she tries to adapt to her new home and loses touch with reality.
This debut novel invites us to follow Pam as her mother loses touch with reality, as her older sister Theresa takes on the role of family caregiver and breadwinner, and as her younger sister Nona deals with her own sexuality.