the common touch

noun

: the ability of someone in a position of power or authority to attract the support of ordinary people
He is a politician with the common touch.

Examples of the common touch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Keplinger didn't have the common touch and might be seen as rather intellectual and privileged and aloof and out of touch. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, 24 Mar. 2024 Ending on an earnest note, O'Brien likened Sandler to Mark Twain in that both men's sense of humor had the common touch. Andy Hoglund, EW.com, 26 Mar. 2023

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“The common touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20common%20touch. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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