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have a soft spot for

This page is about the idiom have a soft spot for


If you have a soft spot for someone or something, you feel a warm affection for them.

For example

  • I don't know why, but I've always had a soft spot for Uncle George.

  • Margaret can't see a stray cat without taking it home. She has a real soft spot for them.

Quick Quiz

You can see that Mike's got a soft spot for dogs. Whenever he sees one, he

a. kicks it

b. pats it on the head

c. keeps away from it

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Contributor: Matt Errey