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

soft spot n.
See fontanel.
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.”


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