softie

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softie

1. A person who is prone to sentimental emotions or reactions. For such a stern looking guy, you'd never guess he was a total softy when it comes to rom-coms. He's always there bawling his eyes out by the end of them! Did the movie make you cry? Aww, you old softy, you.
2. Someone who is disinclined or finds it difficult to punish or be strict. My dad was such a softy with us that we always asked him for things instead of our mom. You can't be such a softy with your employees—you've got to show them who is the boss!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

softie

and softy
1. n. a gentle person; a very agreeable person. He shouldn’t give you much trouble. He’s such a softie.
2. n. a weakling; a coward. He’s too much of a softie to fight back.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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