soft on

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soft on (so) definition


  1. mod.
    romantically attracted to someone. : He looked like he was getting a little soft on Sally.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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soft on (so or sth) definition


  1. mod.
    too easy on someone or something. : The judge was viewed as being too soft on pushers.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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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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