soft spot
noun Date: 1845 1. a sentimental weakness <
has a soft spot for him
>
2. a vulnerable point <
a soft spot in the defense system
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • soft spot — 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. [1835 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • soft spot — n. weakness to have a soft spot for * * * [ weakness ] to have a soft spot for …   Combinatory dictionary

  • soft spot —    If you have a soft spot for someone or something, you particularly like them.     My grandfather has always had a soft spot for fast cars …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • soft spot — noun a) A sentimental fondness or affection. He started out a bricklayer and throughout his life he had a soft spot for other bricklayers and masons. b) A point of vulnerability in a defence …   Wiktionary

  • soft spot — See have a soft spot for …   English idioms

  • soft spot — Synonyms and related words: a thing for, affinity, aptitude, aptness, assailability, bent, bias, cast, chink, conatus, conduciveness, delight, diathesis, disposition, eagerness, exposed nerve, feeling for, fondness, heel of Achilles, inclination …   Moby Thesaurus

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