|touch it with a ten-foot pole
||reply, answer, comment on it, beat around the bush
||If anyone in your audience asks a question about religion, don't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
||(See a touch of)
||start an argument or a fight, set off
||His remark about gun control touched off a heated discussion.
||speak briefly about, mention
||Ms. Lee spoke on sales, then touched briefly on service.
||add details, make small changes
||I touched up the painting in a few places. Does it look better?
||hoping that our good luck continues
||We've never had a flat tire on this car - touch wood.
||cause you to feel love or sorrow or regret
||Did Mom's letter touch you? Do you feel sorry for her?
||(See touched in the head)
|touched in the head
||a bit crazy, a bit off, funny in the head
||People will think you're touched in the head if you wear that Superman suit to work.
||sensitive, ready to argue, edgy
||Barb is kind of touchy about her weight. Don't comment on it.