Tuesday, 5 May 2009

a soft touch


O... said...

Hello, Tony,
Can I use this phase in the following sentence?
"I know that Tony is a soft touch, so I'm going to get him to go on a stealing spree with me."

Tony said...

Hello O - no, that's not normal usage. It tends to be used when you can get something off someone easily. I hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

Can I use it in negative?
Tony is not such a soft touch - try and get cakes off him!

Tony said...

Hello U. - yes, you can use it in the negative.

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