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light touch

1. A delicate, careful, or sensitive approach to dealing with something. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. This is a particularly volatile situation, so it will require a light touch to avoid becoming a public scandal. The president said that he wanted to introduced light-touch regulation that freed up companies to innovate, but still protected consumers at a base level.
2. A relaxed, humorous, or easygoing way of doing or approaching something. The director handles the heavier themes of the film with a light touch. The actress brought a much-needed light touch to the ceremony.
See also: light, touch

a light ˈtouch

the ability to deal with something in a delicate and relaxed way: She handles this difficult subject with a light touch. OPPOSITE: heavy hand
See also: light, touch
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But Munro said: "If I'm honest it was fairly light touch. They didn't probably tell us anything else we didn't know already."
Further, he said those regulations would be "light touch regulations because it is to encourage corporates towards bond market".
The system presented in this paper utilizes the concept of interpersonal light touch by inducing forces on the user's back to give them feedback of their body sway.
The response rate of 40% for those receiving massage also was significantly higher than the 6.3% for those receiving light touch and the 14% for those on the wait list (P less than .05).
A light touch from a filament caused the itchy mice to scratch themselves more than regular mice.
But let's not run away with the idea that problems caused by 'light touch' regulation are confined to food.
IGUZZINI and Zubair Electric, in collaboration with Light Touch PLD, organised the 'Evening of Light Entertainment' in Muscat, Oman, last month, to promote good quality lighting.
With a light touch, each tip is clipped securely on the F1-ClipTip pipette using a three-interlocking clip design.
The Co-operative Chianti is on sale at pounds 4.79 down from pounds 5.49 and with a little more age in the bottle the mellow Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico 2007 is on sale at pounds 9.99 down from pounds 11.99 Waitrose has the brisk, crisp white Wild Rock Elevation Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand on sale at pounds 8.24 down from pounds 10.99 and for a rich, creamy white with a light touch of oak look no further than the Oyster Bay Chardonnay, Marlborough, New Zealand on sale at pounds 7.99 down from pounds 9.99.
It added: "This approach reflected widely held, but mistaken assumptions about the stability of financial systems and existed against a backdrop of political pressures for a 'light touch' regulatory regime."
Objective: To investigate the effect of the light touch, vision and dual task interference on the surface electromyography (sEMG) activity of ankle muscles.
The conveyor's zero-pressure, gentle contact accumulation dense-packs empty boxes with a light touch. TGW-Ermanco, 231-798-4547, www.tgw-ermanco.com.
MATRIX ENERGETICS: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF TRANSFORMATION provides a hands-on guide to energy and change and comes from a doctor who discovered that a light touch coupled with focused intent could restore his clients on many levels.
cummings poem) or "Too Too Too Fast," Ra Ra Riot maintains a light touch, letting nimble cello and violin frame the bright melodies.
It combines the power of "Multimodal" vacuum technology with light touch of the contact roll cleaner.