stay in touch

"stay in touch"

May 25 2017

Quote

“I’m a godfather to quite a few of my friends’ [kids] .... I think the key to that is to grow up, but also to be able to stay in touch with your childhood side.”

Prince Harry, speaking about growing up (The Telegraph)

Meaning

keep in contact, continue to communicate

Use

Life is long. As we go through life, we meet a lot of new people and make a lot of friends. However, sometimes, friends move away, go to a different school, or just start hanging out with a different group of people. In this busy world, it can be difficult to keep in contact with the people we care about. What do you do to stay in touch?

We use the expression stay in touch to talk about keeping in contact with people who are far away. For example, if you study abroad, you might stay in touch with your family through Skype or FaceTime. If your friend moves to another city, you and she might stay in touch by texting every day. There is also another meaning for stay in touch. We can use it to talk about preserving a part of our personality. For example, if you work in business but love art, you might paint on the weekends to stay in touch with your creative side. If you are interested in music, you might play guitar with your friends to stay in touch with your musical side.

Prince Harry of England enjoys being an uncle. Even though he is an adult, he says that playing with his niece and nephew and his friends’ children helps him stay in touch with his childhood side.

How do you stay in touch with friends?

Examples

“I think we should stay in touch while I’m gone. I’d like to know what’s going on with you.”

“Sometimes, I watch children’s movies so I can stay in touch with my younger self.”

“I stay in touch with my parents. Even though we live far away, I call them every week.”


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