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a touch of (something)
1. A small amount of something. She had a touch of grey in her hair, but otherwise you would never guess that she was nearly 60. There was a touch of hesitation in his voice. I'll just have a touch of wine with my meal, thanks.
2. A mild case of something (i.e., some illness or ailment). A: "Are you all right? You sound quite ill." B: "I'm fine, just a touch of bronchitis." It's just such a shame that she came down with a touch of the flu during her vacation. I don't think I'm contagious—I just have a touch of laryngitis because of the concert last night.
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touch of something
1. a mild case of some illness. I have a touch of the flu and need some more bed rest.
2. a little bit of something, particularly a small helping of food or drink. A: How about some more? What do you need? B: I'll have just a touch of that meatloaf if there's enough to go around.
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