light-handed light-handed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a metaphorically delicate touch

Usage(s):

  1. These days, the government's moves seem anything but light-handed.
  2. This baker's dozen of new stories shows that, at 72, she has lost neither her light-handed cruelty nor her wise compassion in picturing human fallibility.
  3. Monday morning, he conducts a quiz session with a light-handed touch which sounds almost like a table-top quarterback reviewing Saturday's football game.

News

  • 2014 Toyota 4Runner Video

    Similar to Toyota's light-handed touch in updating the Tundra pickup truck for the new model year, the 4Runner boasts subtle, though welcome, changes for 2014. PickupTrucks.com Editor Mark Williams got up close and personal with the SUV while testing its...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Cars.com

Quotes

  1. "This communication marks a paradigm shift away from the traditional view that derivatives are financial instruments for professional use and thus require only light-handed regulation," said Charlie McCreevy, internal markets commissioner....
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Charlie McCreevy Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "T Bone is very, very deliberate," says Krauss. "But at the same time he's very, very light-handed. He explained it to me. He said, 'You know what I like? I like it when people don't think I'm doing ...... anything.'"
    on Oct 27, 2007 By: Alison Krauss Source: Ottawa Citizen

  3. Robert Mundell, the biggest advocate of the group for a fixed yuan, said China should deal with the issue in ways that are "delicate and light-handed, not retaliatory."
    on May 31, 2005 By: Robert A Mundell Source: China Daily

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