common touch

common touch
noun
the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
Hypernyms: ↑touch, ↑signature

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noun
: the trait or gift of appealing to or arousing the sympathetic interest of the generality of man especially by having or giving the appearance of having basic qualities in common with them

come a long way up the ladder of success without losing the common touch — Joseph Driscoll

despite an excellent family and educational background, he has the common touch — Bill Wolf

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the ability to communicate with, appeal to, or inspire ordinary people.
[1940-45]

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common touch,
the ability to get along or establish good relations with people from all walks of life.

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noun
the common touch
: the ability of someone in a position of power or authority to attract the support of ordinary people

He is a politician with the common touch.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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