out of touch

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out of touch

1. Not in contact or communicating any longer; not aware of the news or status of someone or something. John and I have been out of touch since high school, so I really have no idea what he's up to these days.
2. Not aligned with, aware of, or receptive to current trends, styles, or attitudes. (Hyphenated if used before a noun.) Dad, you're so out of touch—no one listens to CDs anymore! I don't think you realize just how harmful out-of-touch attitudes like that can be.
3. Not having done something in a long time, and no longer skillful as a result. Wow, I haven't swung a bat in 10 years—I'm out of touch.
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out of touch (with someone or something)

Fig. knowing no news of someone or something; not keeping informed of the developments relating to someone or something. I've been out of touch with my brother for many years. I couldn't go back into mechanics because I've been out of touch for too long.
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out of touch

No longer in contact or communication, as in John and Mark have been out of touch for years, or That speech showed he's out of touch with his constituency. This metaphoric expression alludes to physical contact. [Late 1800s] Also see in touch.
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out of touch

1. Unaware of the latest developments, as in current events or an area of interest.
2. Unable to appreciate or understand the concerns or difficulties of others.
3. Unable to be contacted, as by telephone or e-mail: I will be out of touch during my flight to Los Angeles.
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It's a result which emphatically demonstrates that people here know the NHS is not safe in David Cameron's hands, and that we've had enough of his utterly out-of-touch Government.
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Why bother bringing offenders before courts if they're treated so leniently by out-of-touch judges?
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The right was then able to paint liberals as out-of-touch elites who had grown arrogant with power.
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The former mission statement, considered "too general and out-of-touch," was, "To promote and support the long-term growth and prosperity of our industry, our members, and the natural resources upon which we depend.