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soft touch

 
1. a gentle way of handling someone or something. Bess has a soft touch and can bring both sides together. Kelly lacks the kind of soft touch needed for this kind of negotiation.
2. a gullible person; a likely victim of a scheme. John is a soft touch. You can always ask him for a few bucks. Here comes the perfect soft toucha nerd with a gleam in his eye.
See also: soft, touch

soft touch

Someone easily persuaded or taken advantage of, especially in giving away money. For example, Ask Dan for the money; he's always a soft touch. [First half of 1900s]
See also: soft, touch

a soft/an easy ˈtouch

(informal) a kind and perhaps easily deceived person whom people ask for money, help, etc: Ask Tony to lend you some money. He’s a soft touch. OPPOSITE: a tough customer/cookie Touch was a slang term used by criminals to refer to the act of stealing something from someone, particularly from a pocket. A soft or easy touch was someone that it was easy to steal from.
See also: easy, soft, touch

soft touch

1. n. a gentle way of handling someone or something. Kelly lacks the kind of soft touch needed for this kind of negotiation.
2. n. a gullible person; a likely victim of a scheme. John is a soft touch for a few bucks.
See also: soft, touch
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