soft touch

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of soft touch

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

Examples of soft touch in a Sentence

  1. His friends all know that he's a soft touch.

  2. the kindly old woman was a soft touch for any con man with a hard-luck story

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First Known Use of soft touch

1925


SOFT TOUCH Defined for English Language Learners

soft touch

noun

Definition of soft touch for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is easily deceived or taken advantage of



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