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soft spot

noun
1.
a weak or vulnerable position, place, condition, etc.:
a soft spot in their fortifications; a soft spot in the economy.
2.
emotional susceptibility:
a soft spot for dogs and babies.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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Examples for soft spot
  • They dug up through a soft spot in the ceiling and enforced and camouflaged a hatch so farmers wouldn't find it or fall through.
  • She also has a soft spot for paleontology and evolution stories.
  • Germans may inveigh against bureaucrats, but they have a soft spot for state mollycoddling.
  • One soft spot is its white-goods arm which, though relatively small, is a high-profile operation.
  • Will occasionally take a false step off the line and shows inconsistency trying to find the soft spot to settle in the zone.
  • Fails to find the soft spot in zone coverage, but does display good double moves to elude.
  • It's no secret that gamblers have a soft spot for larger-than-life venues.
  • Don't take me wrong it changed many life's and some of the shows really touched that soft spot.
  • If you spend your whole life to learn about the way the world works you get a soft spot for people calling your work wrong.
  • From the beginning, he had an unnerving ability to find the soft spot in the culture.
British Dictionary definitions for soft spot

soft spot

noun
1.
a sentimental fondness (esp in the phrase have a soft spot for)
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soft spot in Medicine

soft spot n.
See fontanel.

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Idioms and Phrases with soft spot
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A weak or vulnerable point, as in That's the soft spot in his argument. [ Mid-1900s ]
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have a soft spot for. Have a tender or sentimental feeling for, as in Grandpa had a soft spot for Brian, his first grandson. This expression, first recorded in 1753 as “a soft place in one's heart,” uses soft in the sense of “tender.”
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