soft on someone or something

soft on (someone or something)

1. Having a crush on or romantic attraction to someone. Tom's always nicer to Kate than anyone else. I think he's soft on her. Everyone knows you're soft on Tom—just ask him out, already!
2. Overly lenient on someone or something; disinclined to punish someone or something. The mayor has long been criticized for being too soft on crime. You can't be soft on her: she stole from the company and needs to be made an example of!
See also: on, soft

soft on someone or something

mod. too easy on someone or something. The judge was viewed as being too soft on pushers.
See also: on, soft, someone, something