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
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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft touch was in 1925

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“Soft touch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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