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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The popular TD's polished public speaking skills and common touch have won her the admiration of friends and rivals in the political world.
Both of Diana's boys, Princes William and Harry, have chosen wives with the common touch.
He never lost his common touch, he'd make time for his fans.
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The hotel offers Asian-style five-star service, (like British 5-star service, only with additional noodle-slurping) but this doc is more interested in the common touch as it focuses on some of the new staff recruited from the local area.
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FUTURE kings may well need the common touch to endear themselves to hoi polloi - but a little subtlety, please.
Kate also showed she is handy at the common touch as she accepted the gift of a babygro from a young ex-offender.
After the mass, the new pontiff who has projected a common touch by breaking with many formal traditions since his election, greeted worshippers leaving the church, pausing to converse with several of them and taking time to kiss children.
During a progressive campaign last season, Common Touch shaped on a number of occasions over 7f as if he would relish a mile, and although he's run below his best on both attempts at today's trip, he was badly drawn in last year's Britannia over course and distance, and he would probably have needed his seasonal reappearance at York last month.