Would you be kind enough to explain to me the meaning of the metaphoric expression in bold in the following title of a NYT's article “McCainTries to Define Obama as Out of Touch”? To the best of knowledge there is only one meaning namely “no longer in contact or communication” which makes an allusion to physical contact.
"After spending much of the summer searching for an effective line of attack against Senator Barack Obama, Senator John McCain is beginning a newly aggressive campaign to define Mr. Obama as arrogant, out of touch and unprepared for the presidency."
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Last edited by Raymott; 06-Aug-2008 at 09:55. Reason: typo
"Out of touch" in this case means that Mr. Obama no longer understands the needs and concerns of the "common folk," or Mainstream America. He cannot relate to the average person.
For example, in an interview long ago, Princess Diana stated that she didn't know how to operate a parking meter. This would indicate that she was "out of touch" with the majority of the British population, since the average citizen dealt with putting coins in a parking meter on a regular basis.
You're out of touch, I'm out of time - But I'm out of my head when you're not around...
Don't mind, I'm happy today.
Don't you think that all politicians are out of touch with the reality of peoples lives? I think that this is a case of "the pot calling the kettle black."
Hi Raymott, Ouisch, IvanV and bhaisahab,
I am honored to have read your superb responses to my original post.
Thank you for your assistance.
I know that feeling- some of my answers look very different in the morning. Btw, the original pot/kettle expression in full was 'The pot calling the kettle black arse', but politer times decided to amend it.