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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a colloquial phrase/expression that would be appropriate in the following context. A person says she books only those hotels that provide free internet access so that she can stay online most of the time (using social networking sites, checking email, private messages etc). The idea I'd like to express is as follows -

    - Is it because you prefer to keep an eye on what's going on?
    - Is it because you want to stay in the know about what's going on?
    - Is it because you want to stay tuned for news and updates?

    Does any of the above sound natual enough?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: stay in the know / tuned

    Somebody? Anybody?

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    Default Re: stay in the know / tuned

    keep updated on
    keep posted on

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    Default Re: stay in the know / tuned

    Up-to-date - or the trendier and ever more popular 'up to speed'. Colloquially you could use 'hooked up' - but there'de be a risk of confusion with the socio-sexual sort of hooking up. I'd risk being thought a pompous ass by saying 'au fait'. Another French borrowing (although I don't know when it was used in French - could be archaic now) is au courant - but I don't think even I would risk that ('Ducky' on NCIS would!)

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    Default Re: stay in the know / tuned

    Let's not forget the cringeingly (my word) popular: "Is it because you want to keep/stay in the loop?"
    Last edited by JohnParis; 25-Nov-2011 at 15:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnParis View Post
    Let's not forget the cringeingly (my word) popular: "Is it because you want to keep/stay in the loop?"
    Why not? I'd be quite happy if 'in the loop' were put 'on the back-burner'.

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    Thanks! I haven't heard this 'in the loop" thing.
    Are my suggestions complete rubbish?

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    Default Re: stay in the know / tuned

    Quote Originally Posted by Verona_82 View Post
    Thanks! I haven't heard this 'in the loop" thing.
    Are my suggestions complete rubbish?
    Your first one is OK.

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    Default Re: stay in the know / tuned

    What about the ones I suggested? I hope the OP does understand that something should follow the preposition "on" after those. A simple Thank you would've been nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennevis View Post
    I hope the OP does understand that something should follow the preposition "on" after those. .
    I do.
    Thank you.

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