a weak or vulnerable position, place, condition, etc.:
a soft spot in their fortifications; a soft spot in the economy.
a soft spot for dogs and babies.
a sentimental fondness (esp in the phrase have a soft spot for)
soft spot n.
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.”
noun 1. any of numerous ticks of the family Argasidae, lacking a dorsal shield and having the mouthparts on the underside of the head.
noun 1. the folding top of a convertible automobile. 2. an automobile having such a top; convertible. adjective 3. of or relating to such an automobile: soft-top sales.
noun, Informal. 1. a person who is easily convinced, especially to give or lend money: a soft touch for charities. 2. a person who is easily influenced, duped, or imposed upon: a soft touch for anybody with a sob story. 3. a person, team, etc., that is easily defeated: They’re a soft touch for any […]
- Soft tubercle
soft tubercle n. A tubercle showing caseous necrosis.