- a weak or vulnerable position, place, condition, etc.: a soft spot in their fortifications; a soft spot in the economy.
- emotional susceptibility: a soft spot for dogs and babies.
Origin of soft spot
Examples from the Web for soft spot
For a brief moment, it looked like Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) was going to admit to a soft-spot for fashion.Fashion Fights Design Piracy
July 15, 2011
He'd always had a soft-spot, the one soft-spot in his makeup, for beautiful women.Disaster Revisited
Darius John Granger
- a sentimental fondness (esp in the phrase have a soft spot for)
Idioms and Phrases with soft spot
A weak or vulnerable point, as in That's the soft spot in his argument. [Mid-1900s]
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.”