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soft spot

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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 of soft spot

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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  • He'd always had a soft-spot, the one soft-spot in his makeup, for beautiful women.

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    Darius John Granger


British Dictionary definitions for soft spot

soft spot

noun
  1. a sentimental fondness (esp in the phrase have a soft spot for)
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soft spot in Medicine

soft spot

n.
  1. fontanel

Idioms and Phrases with soft spot

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