soft-line
adjective Date: 1973 advocating or involving a conciliatory or flexible course of action • soft-liner noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • soft line — soft line, adj. soft liner, n. a position or policy, as in politics, that is moderate and flexible. [1965 70] * * * soft line noun A flexible or lenient attitude, policy, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑soft * * * soft line, a moderate, flexible attitude… …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft line — soft′ line′ n. cvb gov a position or policy, as in politics, that is moderate and flexible • Etymology: 1965–70 soft′ line′, adj. soft′ lin′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • soft line — soft line, adj. soft liner, n. a position or policy, as in politics, that is moderate and flexible. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • soft-line — See soft line. * * * …   Universalium

  • soft line — n. policy or position which is flexible or appeasing adj. supporting a flexible or appeasing policy or course of action; involving a flexible or appeasing policy or course of action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • soft — W2S2 [sɔft US so:ft] adj comparative softer superlative softest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not hard)¦ 2¦(not rough)¦ 3¦(not loud)¦ 4¦(colour/light)¦ 5¦(no hard edges)¦ 6¦(rain/wind)¦ 7¦(not strict)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soft-lin|er — «SFT LY nuhr, SOFT », noun. a person who adopts or follows a soft line …   Useful english dictionary

  • soft — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English sōfte, alteration of sēfte; akin to Old High German semfti soft Date: before 12th century 1. a. pleasing or agreeable to the senses ; bringing ease, comfort, or quiet < the soft influences… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soft — adjective 1 NOT HARD a) not hard or firm, but easy to press: a soft pillow | My feet sank into the soft ground. | get/go soft: Cook the onions until they go soft. b) less hard than average: a soft lead pencil | a soft cheese 2 NOT ROUGH having a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • line drive — noun (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter (Freq. 1) the batter hit a liner to the shortstop • Syn: ↑liner • Topics: ↑baseball, ↑baseball game …   Useful english dictionary

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