add the finishing touches
To complete; finish.
Mary's first novel promised to be excellent; however, her editor suggested that she should add some finishing touches before accepting it.
The ability to be a friend of the people; friendly manner with everyone.
Voters like a candidate who has the common touch.
To be at the very lowest.
In August there was a big supply of corn and the price hit bottom.
When Johnny failed the exam his spirits hit bottom.
To live through the worst; not to be able to go any lower.
After all their troubles, they thought they had hit bottom and then something else happened.
When they lost all their money they thought they had touched bottom and things would have to get better.
keep in touch with
get in touch with
be in touch with
stay in touch with
Talking or writing to each other; giving and getting news; having contact. To remain in communication with; maintain contact with.
John kept in touch with his school friends during the summer.
Police anywhere in the U.S. can get in touch instantly with any other police department by teletype.
The man claimed to be in touch with people on another planet.
You can get in touch with him by calling the Burma Hotel.
I've been trying all morning to get in touch with Miss Peters, but her phone is always busy.
James will be in touch with us soon to relay the details of the plan.
I certainly enjoyed seeing you again after all these years. Let’s be sure to keep in touch.
Don't forget to keep in touch, either by letter or phone, when you're in Europe!
You can telephone me every few days, and in that way we can keep in touch with each other.
He promised to stay in touch with us while he was abroad. However, we were very disappointed that he never did get in touch with us.
lose one's touch
To fail at what one used to do well.
Milton used to be the best salesman at the car dealership, but recently he seems to have lost his touch.
I used to play tennis very well, but today you beat me easily. I must be losing my touch.
To fail to keep in contact or communication. Usually used with with.
After she moved to another town, she lost touch with her childhood friends.
make a touch
To borrow money; try to borrow money.
He is known to make a touch whenever he is hard up for cash.
not to touch something with a ten-foot pole
To consider something completely undesirable or uninteresting.
Some people won't touch spinach with a ten-foot pole.
Kids who wouldn't touch an encyclopedia with a ten-foot pole love to find information with this computer program.