soft spot

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  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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British Dictionary definitions for soft spot

soft spot

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

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Other Idioms and Phrases with soft spot

soft spot

A weak or vulnerable point, as in That's the soft spot in his argument. [Mid-1900s]

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