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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 of soft spot
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism
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  • Mr. Teddy, did you ever have a soft spot for a little girl, when you were about eleven or twelve?

    Deer Godchild Marguerite Bernard and Edith Serrell
  • You might as well look out for a soft spot to fall in a steeplechase.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • Their progress was slow, and they slept on a bed of brush which had lumps and knots to bruise every soft spot on their bodies.

    Dick in the Everglades A. W. Dimock
  • It is certainly a soft spot to fall on and a sweet spot to look at.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • Regina had a soft spot in her heart for Una, but with Magsie she was constantly bickering.

    Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
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

soft spot

1.
A weak or vulnerable point, as in That's the soft spot in his argument. [ Mid-1900s ]
2.
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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