One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Briefly make or renew contact with someone.‘they are travelling back to Star City, where they plan to touch base with relatives’
- ‘I finally got sick of wondering what she was up to, and touched base, and we are now in regular, close contact.’
- ‘Well, circumstances conspired against that goal but I did have a good break and even touched base with the family again (always a good thing).’
- ‘Among those Roussel touched base with were Helen Thomas, Chris Wallace and his boss from the Ford White House days, Donald Rumsfeld.’
- ‘A lot of them had not touched base with their loved ones, with their spouses, with their parents, with their children, and their friends.’
- ‘If you aren't hunting for new sources of supply, you may use the opportunity to touch base and renew relationships.’
- ‘I also spent Monday touching base with various reporters and editors at mainstream newspapers and magazines in Washington, and not one would defend CBS's action in this case.’
- ‘You touch base with acquaintances or business contacts you wouldn't otherwise contact.’
- ‘Just want to touch base if anyone wants to contact me and have a chat about the year.’
- ‘This partnership basically helps in leveraging resources and touching base with communities faster.’
- ‘That is calling people, touching base with contacts.’
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