soft touch


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soft touch

n.
One who is easily persuaded or taken advantage of.
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soft touch

n
informal a person easily persuaded or imposed on, esp to lend money
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soft′ touch′


n.
1. a person who readily gives or lends money.
2. a person who is easily duped or imposed upon.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft touch - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage ofsoft touch - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
dupe, victim - a person who is tricked or swindled
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Translations

soft touch

n (fam) to be a soft touchlasciarsi mungere facilmente
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References in classic literature ?
That with soft touch now brightens into jade Lintel and door, and when she lifts the blind Floats through the darkened chamber of her sleep; While leagues away my love-winged messages Go flocking home; and though they mingle not, Our thoughts seek one another.
It was a time of wonder and marvel, of the soft touch of silver rain on greening fields, of the incredible delicacy of young leaves, of blossom in field and garden and wood.
It was well that soft touch came upon her neck, and that she understood herself to be supposed to have fallen asleep.
"But the soft touch of a patte de velours will do it no harm."
He turned,--it was Cassy's; but the cold soft touch recalled his dream of the night before, and, flashing through the chambers of his brain, came all the fearful images of the night-watches, with a portion of the horror that accompanied them.
It has led to renewed calls for an end to "soft touch" justice and the presumption against prison sentences of less than a year.
"This activity is believed to be a marker for criminals to identify that the location is seen as a 'soft touch'.
As a distribution partner, Rockford Systems will provide sales, installation and technical support on the revolutionary Soft Touch Pinch-Point Safety System for spot welder and pneumatic riveter customers, designed to enhance worker safety and help avoid pinch-point injuries.
We have become a soft touch away from home - a massive soft touch where teams are not really on the back foot against us any more.
The outer sleeve features a similarly striking foil-stamped pattern as well as soft touch coating that imparts a rich, velvety feel to the package.
"These pieces captivate people because they combine bright, modern color and a trending 'soft touch' texture with vintage shapes and designs," said Gibson's Laurie Gates.
WIGAN v BURTON DW Stadium: 3pm GARY CALDWELL admits Wigan have been a "soft touch" this season.