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    A soft touch

    I am wondering if my sentence sounds natural. Is it correct to write "used by others" meaning "exploited"?

    Diana was angry at herself because she was a soft touch and used by others.

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    Re: A soft touch

    "... because she felt she was a soft touch and easily/often used by others."
    While "at herself" is not wrong, I would use "with herself."

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    Re: A soft touch

    I've never heard of "a soft touch."

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    #4

    Re: A soft touch

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    I've never heard of "a soft touch."
    I'm surprised. I thought it was a common idiom. A person who is a soft touch rarely refuses requests.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: A soft touch

    She might also consider herself a "doormat".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: A soft touch

    Note that "doormat" is much stronger (more dramatic) than "soft touch."

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