Idiom of the Week: Touch Base

Iowa outfielder Robert Neustrom stretches to touch 1st base at Duane Banks Field on Friday, Apr 29, 2016. Iowa was defeated by Kansas State, 3-2. (The Daily Iowan/Peter Kim)

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Meaning: To make contact with someone again; to contact someone to talk about something again.


I will touch base with you next week.

I just want to touch base with you on the topic we talked about before.

Let’s touch base on this later.


Pop Quiz:

If someone wants to touch base with you, they want to…

A. Talk again with you.

B. Go to the baseball stadium with you.

C. Get or give an update on something from or to you.

To see the correct answer, click on “Continue reading”:

The correct answers are A and C. To touch base, you talk with someone on something. You don’t need to touch the real bases in the baseball stadium.

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