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soft definition

  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : After a few hours at the party, it appeared that most people were getting soft.
  2. mod.
    having to do with nonaddictive drugs. (Compare this with hard.) : The “soft stuff” just leads to really bad stuff.
  3. mod.
    stupid. : The guy's soft in the head. He just can't think straight.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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In addition to the idioms beginning with soft, also see hard (soft) sell.

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