- 1 • informal A person who is easy to overcome or influence: Colonel Moore was benevolent but no pushoverMore example sentences
- Most had fresh bruises, which he himself no doubt had inflicted, and looked to be even easier pushovers than before.
- Her cute, pixie looks will fool many into believing Veronica is a pushover.
- Bristol hadn't been defeated in their previous three away matches, so they were never going to be pushovers.
- 1.1A thing that is very easily done: this is going to be a pushoverMore example sentences
easy task, easy job, five-finger exercise, gift, walkover, sinecure, gravy train; child's play, nothing• informal doddle, walk in the park, piece of cake, picnic, money for old rope, money for jam, cinch, breeze, sitter, kids' stuff, cushy job/number, doss, cakewalkNorth American • informal duck soup, snapAustralian/New Zealand • informal bludge, snackSouth African • informal a piece of old tackieBritish • vulgar slang a piece of piss• dated snip
- 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.
- 2 (also pushover try) Rugby A try in which one side in a scrum pushes the ball over the opponents' goal line.More example sentences
- A pushover try scored from a scrum 15 metres out was next to make it 36-10.
- Almost on the stroke of half-time the home side took the lead with a pushover try which was superbly converted.
- Stockport started the second half stronger and were rewarded with a pushover try which was converted from underneath the posts to make the score 7-12.