common touch


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common touch

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The ability to appeal to the interests and sensibilities of the ordinary person: "an effective administrator and also an effective leader, with a common touch" (Christian Science Monitor).
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Noun1.common touch - the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
signature, touch - a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
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Well-handicapped COMMON TOUCH, trained by Willie Musson, came back to form in re-applied blinkers at Ascot and is well worth the nap under William Buick in the 4.
AN 'inspirational' politician praised for his common touch has died at the age of 86.
SE Common Touch Richard Fahey 1st, York, May 21 Made it three wins from five starts and defied a 5lb higher mark than when scoring at the Dante meeting, following up in the style of a rapidly improving handicapper.
It's easy to snipe, but the duo are likeable and, despite being posher than most (Kirstie at least), they haven't lost that common touch.
If you can see your club a rich's man's pleasure Yet eat the humble pies of common touch And think your gaudy shirt is made to measure And tell your wife methinks she laughs too much.
Louis may be very wealthy but he clearly hasn't lost the common touch in saying that ordinary people are no longer prepared to put up with the way they are being ripped off left, right and centre in every aspect of Irish life.
Yes, she was beautiful and had the common touch, but I wonder how many people know she was neurotic from the start?
It's nice to see Bob still has the common touch, there was no first class or private cabins for him.
Perhaps J-Lo's experience of playing a humble servant in Maid in Manhattan, currently riding high in the US film charts, has seen the diva develop a common touch.
The poll shows Mr Blair's common touch has been the most badly affected by his two-and-a-half years in office.
Tylicki scored on the Richard Faheytrained Common Touch, who beat his stablemate Chiswick Bey, mount of Paul Hanagan, by a length and a quarter.