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: go, soft
References in classic literature ?
"What I meant is that some of them do go soft mighty quick out here."
I went down hard trying to not go soft. I hate to leave business unattended, but I was not coming back for that one.
The Government has only invited speakers who are going to tell it what it wants to hear and isnt bothering to listen to victims who are worried about its plans to go soft. The agenda reads like that of a yoga convention with sessions like individual reflection and hope.
The Broncos can no longer make the Million Pound Game, but Henderson said: "We don't want to be embarrassed and go soft.
And Dubai Police have warned they will "not go soft"Ceon drivers who cause chaos on the roads.
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.
TAKING strong exception to the statement of sacked Malegaon blasts case prosecutor Rohini Salian that she was asked to " go soft" on the accused belonging to the Hindu extremists groups, the Modi government on Monday said " there is absolutely no truth in it".
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.
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Dr Asis Datta and colleagues found a way to keep tomatoes firm for 45 days, when usually they would start to go soft after 15, reports the Scotsman.
Perilous Pumpkin Curry with Creepy Chick Peas (Serves 4) Flesh from 1 pumpkin, 1 medium-sized onion, 1 lime, 1 small carton of crme fraiche, 2 carrots, 1 tin of chick peas, 1 tin of chopped tomatoes, 1 pint of vegetable stock (simply add boiling water to a stock cube), ground black pepper, ground cumin, medium curry powder, turmeric, ground coriander, 1 table spoon of olive oil and tomato puree Fresh mint Method Add olive oil to cauldron (or large saucepan); add chopped onion, carrot and pumpkin (allow to go soft); add the spices to flavour (a minimum teaspoon of each and keep moving around the pan in order to coat the ingredients); add stock, tomato puree, drained can of chick peas and tomatoes; allow to simmer and the sauce to become thicker.
BRUSH off all the soil on potatoes you intend to store, or they'll go soft.
"We could get 6-7mm on Thursday, in which case the ground may go soft, depending on when it comes."
* Food poisoning is more dangerous so out go soft cheeses and petAs.
The Government will not "go soft" on efforts to improve the NHS's performance on combating cancer, Health Minister John Hutton said today.