Definition of pushover in English:



  • 1A person who is easy to overcome or influence.

    ‘Colonel Moore was benevolent but no pushover’
    • ‘The standard line, true or not, is that grand juries are such pushovers that a good DA can get an indictment against a ham sandwich.’
    • ‘Clark knew that UVic would be anything but pushovers.’
    • ‘OK, the visitors are no pushovers, as seen from their second placing in the group and the Germans have not been playing well.’
    • ‘Punters swapped pints for pushovers to raise more than £1, 400 for the Royal British Legion Steve Roberts Challenge.’
    • ‘‘The guys know they're no pushovers, but I knew that already, because Scotland always seemed to beat Ireland,’ Joyce confirms.’
    • ‘It also shows how exciting the whole tournament is, and Italy are no pushovers now.’
    • ‘No climate of mutual respect will be fostered if the Federation is nothing more than a pushover ready to do the administration's bidding whenever asked.’
    • ‘But there are no pushovers and every team will raise their game when they play us, so we have to make sure we are ready for that.’
    • ‘Equally, we know that St Mirren will be no pushovers.’
    • ‘Though they have slipped back in recent years the girls from Model County are far from pushovers and should not be taken for granted.’
    • ‘It doesn't help that she looks like a complete pushover, her heart-shaped face, blue eyes and perfect Cupid's-bow mouth radiating sweetness and light.’
    • ‘But manager Martin Eede knows Folkestone will be no pushovers.’
    • ‘Bristol hadn't been defeated in their previous three away matches, so they were never going to be pushovers.’
    • ‘Cook, however, reckons the Panthers will be no pushovers.’
    • ‘Her cute, pixie looks will fool many into believing Veronica is a pushover.’
    • ‘It's tempting to dismiss them altogether as pushovers, but I also sympathize with their outsider pathos.’
    • ‘Most had fresh bruises, which he himself no doubt had inflicted, and looked to be even easier pushovers than before.’
    • ‘And Nigeria will be no pushovers either, but if you were to talk to the two players in the dressing room they feel that they'll make it through.’
    • ‘We had set off without lunch, so we were pushovers.’
    • ‘Yet Jacques Santini's side, coming off a 1-0 victory in Istanbul, are unlikely to be pushovers.’
    weakling, not a force to be reckoned with, feeble opponent, unworthy opponent, man of straw
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    1. 1.1A thing that is very easily done.
      ‘this is going to be a pushover’
      • ‘Compared to sprawl, an expressway is a pushover.’
      • ‘For certain, this match against Scotland is not a pushover despite the fact that they have yet to win a match in the tournament.’
      easy task, easy job, five-finger exercise, gift, walkover, sinecure, gravy train
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