lose touch (with one)(redirected from lost touch with them)
1. To unintentionally decrease frequency of communication with someone over time until no further contact takes place. Unfortunately, my college roommate and I lost touch over the years, so I have no idea how she's doing now.
2. To no longer be skilled in doing something. In this usage, a possessive pronoun is used between "lose" and "touch." The students no longer listen to my threats—I must be losing my touch. He used to be one of the league's elite shooters, but it seems like he's lost his touch.
lose touch (with one)
To decrease the frequency of communication (with one) over time, especially unintentionally, until no further contact takes place. Unfortunately, my college roommate and I lost touch over the years, so I have no idea how she's doing now. I lost touch with Tina after she moved to Alaska. The last I heard, she was still living out there.
lose one's touch (with someone or something)
Fig. to lose one's ability to handle someone or something. I seem to have lost my touch with my children. They won't listen to me anymore. We've both lost our touch as far as managing people goes.
Fail to keep in contact or communication, as in The two sisters lost touch years ago, or Please don't lose touch with me after you move away. [Late 1800s] For an antonym, see in touch.