out of touch

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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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