To make contact; to cover all the possibilities. Comes from baseball where the runners need to touch the base to make a run legal. Mostly used by asshat supervisors who do no real work, but constantly engage in meta-communication.
Boss: "I'm just calling you to make sure we touch base."
Worker: "Alright, what do we need to discuss?"
Boss: "Well the first thing we need to do is touch base."
Worker: "So the point of this call is to have a call?"
Boss: "Exactly. That's why touching base is so important."
Worker: *muttered* "Go to hell, you recursive asshat."
Prices shown in USD.
Log in with Facebook to save your favorite definitions
and share them with friends.
Type your email address below to get our free Urban Word of the Day every morning!
Emails are sent from firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll never spam you.