an easy touch

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.
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.
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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.
See also: easy, 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.
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That was a period when we looked an easy touch, like we were waiting for the next man to come in.
Ireland has been seen as an easy touch for criminals involved in prostitution because the authorities did not take it seriously.
I AGREE with Sandra Camwell (letters May 28) that criminals travel to the UK because they think we are an easy touch.
THE acceptance of refugee children will, in the end, have parents who will turn up thinking this country is an easy touch.
I'm such an easy touch and don't have "no" in my vocabulary.
FlexTouch features an easy touch button and a spring-loaded mechanism, in which a torque spring rather than the user's thumb pressure drives the injection.
Veteran hitman Martin Cingel has warned Edinburgh Capitals won't be an easy touch when the new campaign gets under way against Fife Flyers tonight.
He's a good fighter and nobody gets an easy touch for a world title final eliminator.
He's a good fighter and nobody gets an easy touch for a world title final eliminator, but if he's not at his best, I'll blow him away.
But, those banking on Shaker being an easy touch might need to think again -- the star has promised that his judgement won't be swayed by anything other than the contestants voices
I guess it's because he's woolly-haired and grey (the offender) thought he was an easy touch," she said.
I'm afraid the courts know that the only way to stop this sort of behaviour is to pass sentences which make it clear, absolutely clear, to those who may think it is an easy touch - that one - it is not an easy touch - and two - the sentences will be long," the judge told Law.
the software will report and record individual axle weights with an excellent screen view, as well as gross vehicle weights with an easy touch to change from rig to rig, and automatically generate reports in an Excel format.
I'm sure they singled me out because they thought I'd be an easy touch, but they were wrong.
Kevin Manning rides her in all her work and said we could take her to Leopardstown, but we thought we could come here for an easy touch and found everyone fancied the second