soft on

Idioms & Phrases

soft on

  1. Attracted to or emotionally involved with, as in He's been soft on Margaret for years. This usage was first recorded in 1840.

  2. Not stern, lenient, especially too much so. For example, Some think the court has been soft on violent protesters. This usage was first recorded in 1883.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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soft on

adjective
marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness; "gaga over the rock group's new album"; "he was infatuated with her" [syn: enamored
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