have a soft spot for


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have a soft spot for (someone or something)

To have a particular fondness of affection for someone or something, often for reasons that hard to understand or articulate. I've always had a soft spot cheesy action films—there's just an earnest goofiness about them that I like. Despite how troublesome he could be, the teacher had a soft spot for Daniel.
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have a soft spot for

be fond of or affectionate towards.
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have a soft ˈspot for somebody/something

(informal) particularly like somebody/something: I’ve always had a soft spot for my little cousin Clare.
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