soft touch

noun

Definition of soft touch

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

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Synonyms for soft touch

Synonyms

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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Leading the pack is its title track, a low-key groover with sprightly keys and the softest touch of acid that can nudge any on-the-fence newcomers in the right direction. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Billboard Dance Emerging Artists: September 2019," 5 Sep. 2019 Ky Hammett showed off a good all-around game with a soft touch around the basket and solid defense. Emmett Hall, sun-sentinel.com, "Bucks close out Holiday Park hoops season on a winning note," 5 Sep. 2019 Okongwu has a very effective offensive skill set for his size and a soft touch. Emily Caron, SI.com, "Isaiah Mobley, Onyeka Okongwu Give USC's Frontcourt Plenty of Potential," 16 Aug. 2019 Jonathan Dos Santos gave Pity Martinez a glimpse on goal in the 78th minute, sending a soft touch to the top of the box for the Atlanta United striker to take a wide open shot, but Martinez skied the ball well over the cross bar. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "MLS All-Star team falls 3-0 to Atlético Madrid squad powered by young star João Félix," 2 Aug. 2019 The 14-year-old is showed off several strong moves around the basket and a soft touch on his free throws and mid-range jump shot. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 10 takeaways from first two days of HS basketball Charlie Hughes Shootout," 29 June 2019 Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of the week and the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the British Open by six shots. Doug Ferguson, courant.com, "Native son Shane Lowry wins British Open in celebrated return to the Emerald Isle," 21 July 2019 Lowry, the 32-year-old Irishman with stout nerves and a soft touch around the greens, endured the worst weather of the week and the Sunday pressure of a sellout crowd cheering him along to win the British Open by six shots at Royal Portrush. CBS News, "Shane Lowry wins first British Open in Northern Ireland since 1951," 21 July 2019 His game hinges on extraordinary hand-eye coordination and a soft touch around the greens - logical for one of the NBA’s best ball handlers and shooters. Ron Kroichick, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ Stephen Curry covets another kind of title at Tahoe event," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of soft touch

1925, in the meaning defined above

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soft touch

noun

English Language Learners Definition of soft touch

US, informal : a person who is easily deceived or taken advantage of

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