soft on

idiom

informal + old-fashioned
: attracted to (someone)
I think he's a little soft on her.

Examples of soft on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The non-skid grips on the sock bottoms help prevent your rambunctious toddler from taking a spill, while the cotton blend is soft on sensitive feet. Maya Polton, Parents, 28 Mar. 2024 Pushing back against a reporter’s suggestion that the department was soft on retail theft, Hamilton said there would be additional arrests, more felony charges and some suspects held on very high bail amounts, like the suspects in this case, where bail was set at $1 million. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2024 These striped dish towels are reminiscent of sack fabric for that farmhouse flair but are soft on hands and faces since they’re made of 100 percent cotton. Gabriela Izquierdo, Southern Living, 5 Mar. 2024 After Mitchell suggested during a Wednesday press conference in Phoenix that Bragg would go soft on Almansoori, her office is denying there was ever a request to send the stabbing suspect to New York to face charges there. Jose R. Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 22 Feb. 2024 This apple quick bread is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 It's made with multi-beneficial, nourishing vegan and cruelty-free formulas that are soft on the skin, and simple and effective to use. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 Republicans, who for years have hammered Democrats as soft on border security, are overwhelmingly viewed more favorably on the issue. Joey Garrison, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2024 The speech had echoes of Mr. Biden's campaign remarks, criticizing Mr. Trump as well as too soft on Russian President Vladimir Putin. Colleen Long, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 Mar. 2024

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“Soft on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft%20on. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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