have a soft spot for someone/something

have a soft spot for (someone or something)

To have a particular fondness or affection for someone or something, often for reasons that hard to understand or articulate. I've always had a soft spot for 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 someone/something

COMMON If you have a soft spot for someone or something, you like them. The blond beauty has admitted having a soft spot for our future King. I've always had a soft spot for roses — my Dad used to grow them when I was a child.
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