''Out of date (person)'' in American English

Xavier da Silva

Senior Member
Hello everyone,


When somebody has the latest information about something, I know I can use "somebody is up to date with...". My problem is now with the opposite, "out of date", which means "not having the latest, most important newest information". My question: does "out of date" sound idiomatic in my examples below in American English?

a. After some time without watching TV, you get out of date with basic things like sports and politics.
b. 'Do you know what happended in Brazil?' Yes, kind of. Actually, I'm a little out of date. I've been too busy at work. No time for internet or TV.
c. I'm very out of date with this topic. Could you tell me more about it?

Thank you in advance!
 
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  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    It's possible, but I think we'd more likely say, "I'm not up to date".

    "Our of date" is usually applied to things rather than people.
     

    panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    I've just remembered what I'd expect in the first two example sentences. Not "out of date", but "out of touch".
    For the third, I'd use Parla's "I'm not up do date ...".
     
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