- keep in touch
- be in touch
- stay in touch
- get in touch
- to remain in contact with someone, especially when separated by time or distance
- to keep up to date with information
- sometimes used to end a conversation, meaning that you will not be talking to that person again (it could be seen as sarcastic)
- We will definitely keep in touch with each other when you move to Australia.
- Even though we haven’t seen each other in three years, we have kept in touch the whole time.
- The man said that he would stay in touch with his fellow class mates after they left college.
- Even though I haven’t worked in sales in years, I like to be in touch with what is going on.
- The CEO hasn’t been keeping in touch with the latest trends, so his company has gone bankrupt.
- I told my boss that I resigned and he told me to get in touch, I don’t think he was serious.
The origin of the phrase seems to date back to the 18th century, where it meant that you physically had to “stay in touch” with someone. This was used in military marches, where the soldiers had to be able to touch the person next to them.
- be in contact; keep up a correspondence; communicate