lose one's touch

To lose ones special mastery of or knack for a particular skill or activity.

They had more than 45 years in the business, but it was clear they never lost their touch.


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  • touch — I n. social contact 1) to get; keep, stay in touch 2) to lose touch with 3) close touch 4) in touch with smb. (keep in close touch with me) 5) out of touch with (I am out of touch with the present situation) feel 6) to the touch (smooth to the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • touch — v. & n. v. 1 tr. come into or be in physical contact with (another thing) at one or more points. 2 tr. (often foll. by with) bring the hand etc. into contact with (touched her arm). 3 a intr. (of two things etc.) be in or come into contact with… …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch — touchable, adj. touchableness, touchability, n. toucher, n. touchless, adj. /tuch/, v.t. 1. to put the hand, finger, etc., on or into contact with (something) to feel it: He touched the iron cautiously. 2. to come into contact with and perceive ( …   Universalium

  • touch — [[t]tʌtʃ[/t]] v. t. 1) phl to put the hand, finger, etc., on or into contact with (something) so as to feel it 2) to bring (the hand, finger, etc., or something held) into contact with something: She touched a match to the papers[/ex] 3) to pat… …   From formal English to slang

  • touch — ► VERB 1) come into or be in contact with. 2) come or bring into mutual contact. 3) bring one s hand or another part of one s body into contact with. 4) harm or interfere with. 5) use or consume. 6) have an effect on. 7) (often …   English terms dictionary

  • touch — touch1 W2S2 [tʌtʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feel)¦ 2¦(no space between)¦ 3 touch something to something 4¦(affect somebody s feelings)¦ 5¦(have an effect)¦ 6¦(use)¦ 7 not touch something 8 not touch somebody/something 9¦(deal with somebody/something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch — 1 /tVtS/ verb FEEL SB/STH PHYSICALLY 1 (T) to put your hand or another part of your body on something or someone so that you can feel them: Small children are constantly moving and wanting to touch everything. | She couldn t bear the thought of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch — [[t]tʌ̱tʃ[/t]] ♦♦ touches, touching, touched 1) VERB If you touch something, you put your hand onto it in order to feel it or to make contact with it. [V n] Her tiny hands gently touched my face... [V n] Don t touch that dial... [V …   English dictionary

  • lose — v. (past and past part. lost) 1 tr. be deprived of or cease to have, esp. by negligence or misadventure. 2 tr. a be deprived of (a person, esp. a close relative) by death. b suffer the loss of (a baby) in childbirth. 3 tr. become unable to find;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lose — v 1. misplace, mislay; forget, Inf. clean forget, not remember, disremember, have no remembrance or recollection of, Inf. draw a blank; lose sight of, lose in the crowd. 2. outstrip, overtake, overhaul, pass, lap, leave behind, leave in the dust …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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