soft touch


Definition of soft touch 

: a person who is easily imposed on or taken advantage of

Examples of soft touch in a Sentence

His friends all know that he's a soft touch. the kindly old woman was a soft touch for any con man with a hard-luck story

Recent Examples on the Web

Krutwig’s footwork, soft touch and deft passing ability have turned him into a fulcrum of Loyola-Chicago's offense. Michael Beller,, "Final Four Breakdown: Which Factors Will Decide Michigan vs. Loyola-Chicago?," 26 Mar. 2018 That softer touch, naturally, earns him detractors who accuse him of access journalism and only pitching softballs at the president. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The systemic problem with pro-Trump media, in one quote," 14 May 2018 The soft touch black surfaces contrast nicely with the chromelike trim pieces for an upscale feel. Robert Duffer,, "Auto review: Mitsubishi shows signs of life with 2018 Eclipse Cross," 19 June 2018 David Guetta gives it another spin, this time with a softer touch. Kat Bein, Billboard, "The 5 Best J Balvin Remixes," 5 June 2018 The green has a softer touch thanks to cilantro that plays well with serrano peppers and oil. Andy Staples,, "The 2018 Draft's We-Told-You-So Team: College Stars the NFL Shouldn't Sleep On," 2 Apr. 2018 And, speaking of that soft touch, what is one of Pollard's favorite Eddy Arnold songs? Chuck Dauphin, Billboard, "How Eddy Arnold's Grandson Is Furthering the Country Great's Legacy," 17 May 2018 The New York Times is out with a new profile of the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody, a figure who like so many others has risen to prominence in the Trump era by offering a softer touch when covering the administration. Aaron Blake, Washington Post, "The systemic problem with pro-Trump media, in one quote," 14 May 2018 Trump has been a boon for comedians, and Colbert's nightly jokes about the president on CBS's Late Show have helped vault him above Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show, which has a softer touch with its political humor. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "Review: Stephen Colbert's Trump satire 'Our Cartoon President' lacks bite," 26 Jan. 2018

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1925, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of soft touch

: a person who is easily deceived or taken advantage of

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evasion of direct action or statement

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