Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

not with it

not with it
1) not as alert/focused/productive as one normally is
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    • just not with it today
  • Analysis
    If somebody is 'with it' they are considered fashionable, trendy and know about new things.  Someone who is 'not with it' is the opposite, not trendy or fashionable. If you say someone is 'not with it' you may also mean that they are not alert or aware and therefore in a position where they fail to understand things properly. If you are feeling sick and drowsy for example you might tell your colleagues "I'm not very with it today, sorry." This is a very informal adjective and the opposite of 'being on the ball'.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I'm just not with it today, that's why it's taking me so long to finish reading.
    2. The coach could tell that his team was just not with it this week, so he ended practice early.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I didn't sleep very well last night so I might not be 'with it' today. It might be better to move the meeting to tomorrow.
    2. Our research shows that younger consumers perceive our products to be dated and don't think our brand is 'with it' in terms of market trends.
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