Soft Touch Meaning
(idiomatic) A comfortable situation; an easy task or undemanding occupation, especially one which is comfortably remunerative.
Example: 1931 Aug. 15, Roscoe McGowen, "Baseball: Cards, in farewell, upset Robins, 9-3," New York Times, p. 11:
But Fred Heimach, who batted for Quinn in the Brooklyn half and fanned, proved a soft touch for the Cardinals in the ninth.
2004, Jeanette Windle, Firestorm, ISBN 9780825441196, p. 55:
She was a soft touch for anyone with a genuine need.
2008 Dec. 8, "Get tough on border security, oppn," Sky News (Australia) (retrieved 8 Dec 2008):
The federal opposition says people smugglers now see Australia as a soft touch on border security.
1939, T. Mitchell, "The â€˜Soft Touchâ€™ in Teaching," Washington Education, vol. 71, no. 1, p. 28:
Many people, not in the teaching profession, have the mistaken idea that teaching is a "soft touch."
1998, James Herriot, All Creatures Great and Small, ISBN 9780312965785, p. 266:
I finally abandoned any lingering illusions I had had that Ministry work was a soft touch.