Meaning of “soft touch” in the English Dictionary

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"soft touch" in British English

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soft touchnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌsɒft ˈtʌtʃ/ us /ˌsɑːft ˈtʌtʃ/

someone who you can easily persuade to do what you want

(Definition of “soft touch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"soft touch" in American English

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soft touchnoun [ C usually sing ]

/ˈsɔft ˈtʌtʃ/

infmlsomeone who is easy to control or get money from:

The chief, obviously a soft touch, gave him ten bucks.

(Definition of “soft touch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)