soft touch


Definition of soft touch

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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Installation is easy using a simple twist-and-clamp system that requires no tools and has a soft touch interior finish that should prevents scratches or indentations to the iMac’s surface. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 30 Aug. 2021 Cherry, who has lost some weight, made a strong impressive at Torrey Pines with his board work and soft touch in the paint. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 31 Dec. 2021 Athletic shoes are often made of mesh or knit fabrics that can be easily snagged or damaged by harsh scrubbing, so take care to use a soft touch while cleaning. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Dec. 2021 But as Beijing has become more confrontational and German industry more outspoken about its dependency on the Chinese market, Germany’s China policy is ripe for evolving from the mercantilist soft touch of the Merkel era, analysts say. New York Times, 24 Nov. 2021 That sequence ended with a mid-range Mobley floater, showing his soft touch. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2021 Sometimes the best way to hit hard is with a soft touch. Washington Post, 12 Nov. 2021 Ayton’s soft touch near the rim — through an improving jump hook and super talented footwork at age 22 — surpasses anything the Clippers have seen from a 7-footer up to this point. Shane Young, Forbes, 22 June 2021 The Aggies’ dream of playing for their first national title since 1939 lives on – barely following a soft touch on Calzada’s final offering in Denver. Brent Zwerneman, San Antonio Express-News, 11 Sep. 2021

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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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22 Jan 2022

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“Soft touch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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: a person who is easily deceived or taken advantage of


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