a touch wide

Myavochka

New Member
Russian
Could you please explain me, what this phrase means?

Her mouth, a touch wide, can break into a beguiling smile.

I understand each word, but I have no idea how they work together and especially in that word order :(
Thank you!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    Hi, Myavochka. "A touch wide" means that the speaker thinks her mouth is a little wider than the ideal width for mouths.

    People use "a touch (too) __" to mean that something has too much of some quality:

    Her legs are a touch too short for my taste. = I think her legs are a little bit too short to be ideally beautiful legs.
     
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