go soft

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go soft

To become overly lenient, easily manipulated, or apathetic; to lose strength or determination. You used to be the toughest sheriff this town has ever had, but you've gone soft in your old age.
See also: soft
References in classic literature ?
What I meant is that some of them do go soft mighty quick out here.
But when I lift them and put them into nets to store, they go soft and brown from the outside within weeks and are unusable.
We could get 6-7mm on Thursday, in which case the ground may go soft, depending on when it comes.
The researchers made the breakthrough after identifying chemicals that make tomatoes go soft.
BRUSH off all the soil on potatoes you intend to store, or they'll go soft.
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The main allegation is that the prosecutor was asked to go soft.
He observed that if government feet stagger then the tone and tenor of minister go soft and if it takes foot hold then their tone goes tough.
In a creepy all-time low, Assembly Democrats voted for Leno's plan to go soft on child porn.
Tories said spiralling thuggery and lawlessness have forced the government to go soft on short-term prisoners.
Food poisoning is more dangerous so out go soft cheeses and petAs.
Mr Hutton said: "There is no question that we are somehow going to go soft on this.
He did go soft on porn, effectively suspending federal prosecutions in that area.
NORTH Warwickshire MP and Home Office minister Mike O'Brien says the government should not go soft on drugs.
The gift sparked fears the Government may go soft over the issue and there were calls for him to resign as a minister.