touch in base? shed some light? play by ear?
I have heard these terms but not sure their EXACT meanings and spellings.
Any suggestion will be appreciated.
Re: touch in base? shed some light? play by ear?
1. touch base: to make contact, to check in with someone
Originally Posted by ski
I want to touch base with Jack before we decide.
2. shed light on: to illuminate, to explain
Hopefully, this new manual will shed some light on our problem.
3. play by ear: literal -- to play a musical instrument without reading music.
figurative -- to perform any task without the needed practice or preparation
My daughter can play the sonata by ear.
I haven't finished the report for the meeting so we'll play it by ear.
touch base? - to contact someone - usually for a specific reason - many times, though not always in a business context
shed some light? - to explain something - make something clear - to make something more understandable
play by ear? - to do something without a specific plan or idea of what you are going to do - or how you are going to do it
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