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?
keep updated on
keep posted on
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!)
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 16:06.
Thanks! I haven't heard this 'in the loop" thing.
Are my suggestions complete rubbish?
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.