soft spot


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soft spot

n.
1. A tender or sentimental feeling: has a soft spot for stray animals.
2. A weak or vulnerable point: a soft spot in the nation's defense strategy.
3. See fontanel.

soft spot

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He recalled: ``I met the local directors of a bank in the Liver Building and listening to these fat bankers slag the city off has left me with a soft spot for the place.
But I have always had a soft spot for clubs in or around the area I was brought up and Gretna in particular is a place I have kept going back to.
My father had a soft spot for any woman who could cook noodle kugel.
Walsh has watched three presidents up close for 10 years, and he clearly has a soft spot for George Bush, the only recent president (besides Gerald Ford) whom the press corps came close to liking.
I'm not sure about the plastic pitch they have now but I still have a soft spot for my old club and it's great to see them doing so well at their new home in the First Division.
It offers clothing items with the Web site address as well as a suggestion that investors with a soft spot for the park pool their money and buy it.
ACERBIC X-Factor judge Simon Cowell has a soft spot after all - as Footballers' Wives star Laila Rouass has just discovered
Morris Weissman--the Charlie Chan producer with a soft spot for his young valet (Ryan Phillippe) in Gosford Park--is only the second gay role Bob Balaban has ever played, and a lot has changed in the years between the two.
The Times's soft spot is for Irving Kaufman, a federal judge who always rules for the press and is rewarded with adoring coverage which never mentions that he presided at the Rosenberg trial.
Survey participants confirm that the local economy has hit a soft spot similar to what we're seeing in the national statistics," said Robert Hendershott, professor of finance at SCU's Leavey School of Business.
It tilted after one of its supports hit a soft spot on the sea bed.
I admit having a soft spot for special-education schools,'' Cindy Simon said Wednesday.