out of step


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out of step

1. Not following or maintaining the proper rhythm (along with someone or something). My date kept dancing out of step with me throughout our entire prom. It was so embarrassing! You're never going to be a star if you keeping singing out of step with the music like that. I'm not really keen on dancing. I'm always out of step!
2. Having beliefs, values, or ways of living that differ from those of one's group or society, especially because they are considered outdated . The candidate is clearly out of step with mainstream America. I barely look at my phone each day, so I've begun to feel out of step with most members of my generation.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*out of step

 (with someone or something)
1. and *out of time (with someone or something) Lit. out of cadence with someone else. (*Typically: be ~; dance ~; get ~; march~.) You've gotten out of step with the music. Pay attention, Ann. You're out of time.
2. Fig. not as up-to-date as someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~.) John is out of step with the times. Billy missed three days and now is out of step with the rest of the class.
See also: of, out, step
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

out of step

see under in step.
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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 step

1. Not moving in rhythm: recruits marching out of step.
2. Not in conformity with one's environment: out of step with the times.
See also: of, out, step
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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