An unpaved strip of land at the side of a road.
- The soft shoulder of the road gave out as they made their way across difficult terrain.
- They were State Troopers, not Fed radio cops, and they pulled their cruiser onto the soft shoulder of the freeway, braking a few feet short of the soles of his boots.
- Another had 700 pounds on an ill-advised roof rack when he ran off onto the soft shoulder - probably falling asleep.
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