Definition of pushover in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpʊʃəʊvə/


1 informal A person who is easy to overcome or influence: Colonel Moore was benevolent but no pushover
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  • 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.
weakling, not a force to be reckoned with, feeble opponent, unworthy opponent, man of straw;
easy meat, easy game
informal soft/easy touch, easy mark
1.1A thing that is very easily done: this is going to be a pushover
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  • 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;
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, cakewalk
North American informal duck soup, snap
Australian/New Zealand informal bludge, snack
South African informal a piece of old tackie
British vulgar slang a piece of piss
dated snip
2 (also pushover try) Rugby A try in which one side in a scrum pushes the ball over the opponents' goal line.
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.

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