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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
a) kicks it b) pats it on the head c) keeps away from it

Idiom of the Day

Contributor: Matt Errey