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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
1935-1940
1935-40
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  • She donates lavishly to countless charities and is a notorious soft touch.
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  • They welcomed his charity: if anyone needed money for a good cause, he was a soft touch.
  • City trees add the soft touch of nature to our busy lives.
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British Dictionary definitions for soft touch

soft touch

noun
1.
(informal) a person easily persuaded or imposed on, esp to lend money
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for soft touch

soft sell

noun phrase

Selling or advertising in a nonstrident, noninsistent tone

[1955+; modeled on hard sell]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with soft touch

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 ]
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