soft mick

soft mick

A non-specific military term used for emphasis. It's colder than soft mick out here today! That idea is as stupid as soft mick.
See also: mick, soft
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And she provides an example of how his name is invoked as, for instance, describing an itinerant professional footballer by saying: "He's had more clubs than soft Mick.
ANOTHER query which has been hanging around for a short while refers to a certain person named Soft Mick.
And, ironically for a club who have frittered away more strikers than soft Mick, their problems have been compounded by the lengthy injury lay-offs of Nathan Elllington, their one danger up front.
Thanks to Denis' correspondents, we now know about Happy Larry and Proper Charlie, though not about Soft Mick.
We have all used the expression Soft Mick but possibly only the older generation knows the one which relates to darkening clouds that portend bad weather: "It's looking black over Bill's mother's.
Another claimed he was an Irish shoe peddler who worked in the Accrington area in the early 1900s and thus inspired the phrase "More shoes than Soft Mick.