Meaning of out of touch in English:

out of touch

phrase

  • 1Lacking up-to-date knowledge or information.

    ‘he seems out of touch with recent economic thinking’
    • ‘Some people are impermeable to information or wholly out of touch with the topical subjects of the day.’
    • ‘There was also a discussion after the dinner about whether the media elite is out of touch with America.’
    • ‘I am completely out of touch with what's going on in the world.’
    • ‘Rarely has the church appeared so out of touch with present-day Scotland than it did during the cardinal's sermon.’
    • ‘Let's be clear: Davis is man completely out of touch with modern society.’
    • ‘It shows he's out of touch what's been going on in America over the last three years.’
    • ‘If that's true, then the UBP and the community are out of touch with the way the capital punishment debate is going.’
    • ‘Dame Stella is somewhat out of touch with modern archive services, which can be innovative and challenging.’
    1. 1.1Lacking in awareness or sympathy.
      ‘they are utterly out of touch with popular feeling’
      • ‘They were historic movies out of touch with history, out of touch with morality.’
      • ‘It's easy to see why the message touches so many people, as so many people feel out of touch with nature; that is to say, alienated.’
      • ‘Bangladesh played well today and Australia seemed a bit out of touch.’
      • ‘So I think his statement says more about his being out of touch with his own state than it has anything to do with me.’
      • ‘This president is completely out of touch with reality, and it showed again in his speech today.’
      • ‘But researchers say parents appeared out of touch with their concerns.’
      • ‘That they were surprised by the voters, and have no Plan B, tells us just how out of touch with the grass roots the elite is.’
      • ‘People who deride the poor for laziness are out of touch with the difficulty of finding decent jobs.’
      • ‘The pitch, when you strip it down, is that the party is hopelessly out of touch, and needs someone to lead them back to where the rest of the country is.’
      • ‘Westminster has been besieged over the past week by public sector workers protesting that the government was out of touch with them.’