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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.
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went soft on discipline, you went soft on immigration.
You went soft on discipline, soft on immigration and soft on crime.
Cheney: Bush went soft In his forthcoming memoirs, former vice president Dick Cheney writes that he grew increasingly frustrated with President George W.
He went soft in family-friendly comedies such as Friday and Barbershop while failing to establish himself as an action star in xXx: State Of The Union.
Muir said: "Whether he runs depends on the ground, and if it went soft then he would not run.
He worked in this capacity until the late 1980s when the market went soft.
LONG BEACH - Paul Tracy went soft on the competition during qualifying and it earned him the pole for today's Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The real tragedy of this Bush presidency, however, is not just that he went soft on reform, but that he squandered the secret ingredient that makes bold reform possible: money.
There's a lot of raunchy humor of the variety the Farrelly brothers used to specialize in before they went soft in the head and heart.
The Lakers technically could fit into any of those categories, although if they are swept by San Antonio, they likely will be remembered as a superior team that couldn't find the chemistry to match its skill, rather than a former champion that went soft after its title run.
But after every market went soft, when you see it come back, when you get to a sort of uptick in the economy, you tend to sensationalize the successes.
The Lakers went soft on us long ago, falling so badly in recent games that some were accused of quitting.