soft touch

noun Informal.
1.
a person who is easily convinced, especially to give or lend money: a soft touch for charities.
2.
a person who is easily influenced, duped, or imposed upon: a soft touch for anybody with a sob story.
3.
a person, team, etc., that is easily defeated: They're a soft touch for any team in the league.
4.
a task or activity that is easily or quickly done, especially a job that pays well and requires little work.

Origin:
1935–40

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soft touch
 
n
informal a person easily persuaded or imposed on, esp to lend money

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soft touch definition


  1. n.
    a gentle way of handling someone or something. : Kelly lacks the kind of soft touch needed for this kind of negotiation.
  2. n.
    a gullible person; a likely victim of a scheme. : John is a soft touch for a few bucks.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Idioms & Phrases

soft touch

Someone easily persuaded or taken advantage of, especially in giving away money. For example, Ask Dan for the money; he's always a soft touch. [First half of 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
She donates lavishly to countless charities and is a notorious soft touch.
His technique is good with his back to the basket, and he has a soft touch on
  his release.
Lace ones add a soft touch to drop-waisted floral dresses and jumpers.
In this comedy, a housewife schemes to make her dreams of feeling the soft
  touch of mink on her hardworking shoulders a reality.
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