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soft line Syllabification: soft line

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of soft line in English:


A flexible and moderate attitude or policy: the chancellor is taking a soft line on inflation
More example sentences
  • This soft line is a mistake and should be revised, yet the complexities of the situation must also be acknowledged.
  • Mum must choose whether she takes the hard line or the soft line.
  • Today we hear Democrats asking whether they should take a hard line on Social Security or a soft line, stand in opposition or come up with a contending plan.
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