be out of touch with (someone or something)(redirected from were out of touch with)
be out of touch with (someone or something)
1. To lack understanding or information on a current topic or issue. Making a sexist statement like that just proves how much he is out of touch with the views of modern society. I hadn't gotten the latest report before the meeting, so I was totally out of touch with the situation.
2. To lack understanding or awareness of other people's needs or concerns. Slashing the company's insurance policy shows that the CEO is totally out of touch with the needs of his workers.
3. To not have communicated with someone recently. Oh, how is Cara? I've been out of touch with her lately.
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