common touch


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common touch

n.
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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