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.


Nearby words

  1. out of the window,
  2. out of the woods,
  3. out of the woodwork,
  4. out of thin air,
  5. out of this world,
  6. out of town,
  7. out of turn,
  8. out of wedlock,
  9. out of whack,
  10. out of whole cloth

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