easy touch

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an easy touch

1. A kind and tender way of acting. I don't have the patience to be a kindergarten teacher, but you'll be great at it because you have a really easy touch. Alex doesn't have an easy touch, so I'm curious to see how he fares on his pediatrics rotation. You should volunteer at the local animal shelter—I mean, you always have an easy touch with the neighborhood cats, so why not?
2. Someone who is easy to control or bend to one's wishes. Julia is an easy touch—we can get her to help us with this prank. My dad was pretty strict when we were growing up, but he turned into a real easy touch when he got older. Tom was always such an easy touch for his daughter, always jumping through hoops to make her happy.
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easy touch

One who is easy to control or manipulate; one who bends to the desires or demands of others. My poor dad was always such a easy touch, always jumping through hoops to do anything his boss told him to. Julia is a easy touch—I bet we can get her to shoplift for us.
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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: an, easy, soft, touch
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