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English definition of “light touch”

light touch

noun
 
 
a friendly, relaxed, or humourous way of doing something: She brings a light touch to the office hiring rituals, which makes everyone feel comfortable.
a situation in which only a few people are in charge of something or something is not controlled very strictly: I think we have five account managers covering the whole United States, so it's a light touch. The report endorses the 'light touch' regulatory environment outlined in the bill.
(Definition of light touch from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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