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 The 6-8 Argentinian is a big point guard who reads the floor extremely well and has soft touch. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "NBA draft 2020: Detroit Pistons stick with Killian Hayes in our final mock draft," 18 Nov. 2020 The control panel on the top is soft touch, and there are four control buttons: one for power, one for fan speed, one for night mode and one for a timer. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "This air purifier with a 6-stage filtration system is now $60 off," 9 Nov. 2020 The soft touch finish is sleek, and the color options range from subtle to bold. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "Protect your iPhone 12 with these stylish and rugged cases," 16 Oct. 2020 The 6-8 Argentinian is a big point guard who reads the floor extremely well and has soft touch. Omari Sankofa Ii, Detroit Free Press, "2020 NBA mock draft: Detroit Pistons look for game changer between Killian Hayes, RJ Hampton," 13 Oct. 2020 But Romney started out with a soft touch – praising Pompeo's recent speech casting China as a threat to U.S. democracy and national security. Deirdre Shesgreen, USA TODAY, "'They need to get out more': Pompeo slams tech execs on China, punts on Trump's election tweets," 26 Apr. 2018 In the ad, Wamp steers clear of criticizing Trump or congressional Republicans for their skepticism of absentee voting, hoping a soft touch can change minds. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Group to spend $1M on ad buy to convince GOP of mail-in voting benefits," 19 June 2020 The Fromental wallpaper, meanwhile, gives a soft touch. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Nicole Fuller Designs an Insanely Cool Dollhouse," 11 Feb. 2020 Another soft touch on the nose and the light turned off. Melissa Locker, Time, "Cute Cat Proves It Can Be a Highly Effective On-Off Switch," 9 Mar. 2020

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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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29 Nov 2020

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“Soft touch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soft touch

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

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