at the touch of a button

at the touch of a button

COMMON If you can do something at the touch of a button, you can do it very easily and quickly, usually because of new technology. Specially trained staff will be able to trace threatening calls at the touch of a button, and pass the information to police. The Powerglyde will open and close your curtains for you at the mere touch of a button. Note: The nouns push and press are sometimes used instead of touch. I just typed in `data communications' and was sent all this information at the press of a button.
See also: button, of, touch