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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.
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So--actually reinforced somewhat by the movie--instead of hero worship, the lesson we should take away from the mishap of USAir 1549 is simply not to panic, but to use your best judgment to manage the aircraft while aiming it toward the soft spot. Sully and Skiles dramatically demonstrated that if you do those things--things you were taught before you soloed your first aircraft--everyone can indeed survive, even if you're flying a transport-category aircraft with d over 150 folks on board--a good lesson.
Eddie Watt: has a soft spot for Ascot Gold Cup winner Ragstone
Murtagh said: "I have a soft spot for Rip - he is a great horse and from day one has always shown class.
Now I've got a soft spot for hedonism, but I understood where Berry was coming from.
In the dining area, for example, theatrical barn-door lights drop a soft spot of light onto each table, illuminating parties of diners, while bubbles of light sparkle in the darkness overhead.
Kirby obviously has a soft spot in his heart for queer filmmakers, beginning his film with the travails Kimberly Peirce faced in releasing her Academy Award-winning Boys Don't Cry.
The 24-year-old millionairess has a soft spot for British men and was recently linked to James Blunt.
Miss Fry has a soft spot for them all--but one pet is very special?
The result was that liberals have always had a soft spot for McCarthy's victims and have not only understood the harm he did but have also written books and made movies about it.
On the other hand, we have also shown in published studies that improper plastering practices can cause excessive porosity and surface breakdown, leading to the soft spot phenomenon (often called "spot etching"), which, despite its slang term, actually has nothing to do with etching.
As you drive away, the slat armor swings open, leaving you with an unprotected soft spot. Even worse, the first major bump you hit is usually enough to bend or even break the armor's hinges.
Instead, Winfrey takes an I-am-every-woman attitude, intertwines it with some practical advice, and leaves a soft spot in the heart of millions that has added up to a lot of dollars and cents.