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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One psychiatrist said he had "lost touch with reality" while the other said he had "no active psychotic symptoms" at the time.
She clearly lost touch with reality based on the things she did when she came back to Salem, all in the name of trying to get Ben sent to prison.
He should ignore those ignorantly criticising his tours because they have lost touch with reality.
The party said either the minister had lost touch with reality or just trying to play with words to please the incompetent Buhari Presidency or its crisis-ridden party, All Progressives Congress (APC).
('Ukip MEP has lost touch with reality', October 3.) That's somewhat insulting to those in the region who worked hard on this document, including our regional chairman Coun Turner, the leader of the opposition on Hartlepool Council Coun Tennant, our North Tyneside chairman Gary Legg, and our Wansbeck chairman Allyn Roberts, to name but a few.
He has totally lost touch with reality, if he ever had it.
Hopefully, the ruling was enough to inspire governors and others to say, "No, enough is enough," to a reckless EPA and an administration that has lost touch with reality.
Have these politicians spent so long in their plush hotels, private chauffeur-driven cars and first-class airline seats that they've lost touch with reality and forgotten the struggle ordinary people at home are going through?
SOME peers have lost touch with reality. First of all a lord said disabled people do not deserve the minium wage.
As he its around the world giving speeches on democracy, while receiving huge cheques from despots, the former Labour leader seems to have lost touch with reality.
He said on this occasion he had "lost touch with reality" and went into the store undisguised acting almost as if he were invisible.
Labour has rebuffed claims it has lost touch with reality and turned its back on its principles.
THE work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has obviously lost touch with reality by suggesting that the victims of the savage 14% to 25% cut in housing benefit should seek employment for a few hours to make up their benefits shortfall.
21 by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's were "sincere concerns." "The statement by the Iraqi Prime Ministry shows that the Iraqi prime minister is confusing the situation in Iraq with what is going on in Turkey and has lost touch with reality," the Foreign Ministry said.
He's the head of a tired Labour Party in RCT that has ditched its principles and lost touch with reality.