soft-spot

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:
1835–45, Americanism

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soft spot
 
n
a sentimental fondness (esp in the phrase have a soft spot for)

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soft spot n.
See fontanel.

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