soft touch


Definition of soft touch 

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

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Synonyms for soft touch


chump, dupe, gull, mug [chiefly British], patsy, pigeon, pushover, sap, sucker, tool

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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

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The comforter could probably make clouds jealous with its soft touch. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "I Used to Wake Up Sweating In the Middle of The Night — This Blanket Changed That," 27 Aug. 2018 By the age of 15, at just a shade under six feet and with a soft touch from outside, Xin Li was playing forward professionally for Jilin. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Xin Li of Christie's: The Most Valuable Speed-Dial in the Art World," 15 May 2014 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

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First Known Use of soft touch

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soft touch was in 1925

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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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