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soft landing

noun, Economics
1.
a slowing down of economic growth at a manageable rate relative to inflation and unemployment.
Origin of soft landing
1960-1965
1960-65

soft-land

[sawf-land, soft-] /ˈsɔfˌlænd, ˈsɒft-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cause to land slowly and without jarring impact:
to soft-land the module on the planet's surface.
verb (used without object)
2.
to land slowly and without jarring impact:
The craft will soft-land on the moon.
Origin
1955-60
Related forms
soft-lander, noun
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soft landing

noun
1.
a landing by a spacecraft on the moon or a planet at a sufficiently low velocity for the equipment or occupants to remain unharmed
2.
a decrease in demand that does not result in a country's economy falling into recession
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softie

noun

A person who is amiably and quickly compliant; someone easy to cajole and victimize: You are a patsy, a quick push, a big softie (1886+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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