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soft line

a position or policy, as in politics, that is moderate and flexible.
Origin of soft line
First recorded in 1965-70
Related forms
soft-line, adjective
soft-liner, noun Unabridged
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  • If you are careful and mind what you are about, you will have a soft line.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • Miss Desborough was pretty, but there was not a soft line in her face.

    Miss Merivale's Mistake Mrs. Henry Clarke
  • From his long steel spurs to his hard coned hat not a soft line was there, nor a feeble curve.

    Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
  • A low colour crept up into the soft line of Miss Stone's cheek and rested there.

    Mr. Achilles Jennette Lee
British Dictionary definitions for soft line

soft line

a moderate flexible attitude or policy
Derived Forms
soft-liner, noun
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