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touch on something

Fig. to mention something; to talk about something briefly. In tomorrow's lecture I'd like to touch on the matter of taxation. The teacher only touched on the subject. There wasn't time to do more than that.
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touch (up)on something

Fig. to mention something; to talk about something briefly. In tomorrow's lecture I'd like to touch on the matter of taxation. The teacher only touched upon the subject. There wasn't time to do more than that.
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touch on something

1. to speak briefly about something During the interview, we only touched on how much I would be paid.
2. to be connected to Although his book is about an event of many years ago, it touches on similar events of today.
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touch on

Also, touch upon.
1. Mention briefly or casually in passing, as in He barely touched on the subject of immigration. [First half of 1600s]
2. Approach closely, verge on, as in This frenzy touched on clinical insanity. [Early 1800s]
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touch on

or touch upon
v.
1. To deal with some topic in passing: The speech touched on all the important issues but never really discussed them.
2. To relate to someone or something; concern someone or something: The problem of poverty touches on every level of society.
3. To approach the nature or condition of something; come close to something: The fan's excitement touched on clinical insanity.
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It's planned to touch upon the subject of anti-corruption policy in Ukraine - legal regulation and Ukraine's participation in international cooperation in preventing and combating corruption.
The difference is that the subject matter is germane to the profession of property management, as opposed to existing courses for brokers, which deal with leasing, buying and selling property and only touch upon management within its curriculum.
Rothblum said his remarks on Sunday will touch upon individuals in the community who, like the Familian family, contribute to the religious life of the community in which they live.
Rodgers will touch upon Cypress's ties with the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani and its strategy for India, vis-a-vis increased globalization of the semiconductor industry and the shortage of engineering talent.
There's very little that Lehrer didn't touch upon musically - from racism and scouting to pollution and bomb testing - and ``Tomfoolery'' is filled with almost every one of his songs.
Managing and senior directors from Fitch's ABS group will touch upon key credit concerns that have fuelled recent trends in ABS performance, exclusive of mortgage, home equity, and collateralized debt obligation (CDO) related ABS.
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Managing and senior directors from Fitch's ABS group will touch upon key credit concerns that have fueled recent trends in ABS performance, exclusive of mortgage and CDO related ABS.
Retired Jets football player Boomer Esiason will provide the event's opening address and touch upon his experiences as founder of the Boomer Esiason Foundation.
It addresses only the constitutional question of whether companies like Nike can claim full First Amendment protection for public statements regarding their own business practices that also touch upon matters of public concern.
Sanguinetti will touch upon Bermai's strategy of applying novel techniques to decrease component costs and improve the ease with which wireless LAN technology can be integrated into products for higher-performing wireless systems.
Klein will lend his insights to the panel discussion and will touch upon topics ranging from the latest trends in DTC regulatory issues, public policy, legal issues, creative concepts and media selection to consumer and physician attitudes toward DTC advertising and DTC success by category.
For Industrial, the presentation will touch upon Pall's participation in the semiconductor market, commercial and military aerospace markets and the municipal water market.
We need the visitation of God's touch upon all those who lead, and upon every individual who is right now serving in the military, law enforcement, in emergency services, and all who will have every emotion and all the sinew of their physical strength tested to the limits in the course of these days.