Expressions with ‘Touch’

Get in touch (with someone) – to initiate contact with someone.
Ex: I’ve been trying to get in touch with you all morning. Where have you been?
Lose one’s touch – lose an ability to do something as well as we used to.
Ex: It seems like Jane’s lost her touch with skiing.
Magic touch – ability to do something excellently.
Ex: My mum has a magic touch when it comes to cooking pasta.
Keep in touch – stay in contact with someone.
Ex: I’ve always been trying to keep in touch with my schoolmates.
Out of touch – lack of information or communication.
Ex: I’m out of touch with Brenda so I couldn’t tell you when she’s coming.
Soft touch – easy person.
Ex: Clara is a soft touch. We can always persuade her to babysit for us.
Touch-and-go – critical situation.
Ex: Everything was touch-and-go before Pauline’s operation.
Touch base – to talk to someone for a while.
Ex: While we were in Italy we touched base with some old friends.
Finishing touch – final details that complete one’s work.
Ex: I just need to add final touches to my new vase.
Touch a sore spot (point) – sensitive matter.
Ex: We shouldn’t touch a sore spot and ask him about the accident.
Touch a nerve with – make someone upset.
Ex: Any talk of raising the cost of oil touches a nerve with citizens.
Lose touch with – lose contact with someone.
Ex: Although they lived in different countries, they’ve never lost touch with each other.

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