Definition of Soft option

1. Noun. An easier alternative. "The instructor took the soft option and gave the boy a passing grade"

Generic synonyms: Alternative, Choice, Option



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soft Option

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Literary usage of Soft option

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1. Contested Skies: Trans-Australia Airlines Australian Airlines 1946-1992 by John Gunn (1999)
"The government had no 'soft option'. Its dilemma was that the direct sale of the airline to private shareholders was anathema to Labor Party traditionalists ..."

2. America at College as Seen by a Scots Graduate by Robert Knox Risk (1908)
"That it is not compulsory, or capable of treatment as a " soft option," was evident from the congregation. It numbered some 200 people, including a few ..."

3. The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages: In School and University by Henry Gibson Atkins, Henry Leonard Hutton (1920)
"The favourite sneer of the ignorant Classical champion has been that Modern Languages are a soft option. I remember hearing, less than ten years ago, ..."

4. The Teaching of Modern Foreign Languages: In School and University by Henry Gibson Atkins, Henry Leonard Hutton (1920)
"The favourite sneer of the ignorant Classical champion has been that Modern Languages are a soft option. I remember hearing, less than ten years ago, ..."

5. Schoolboys and School Work by Edward Lyttelton (1909)
"... may make it a little easier for its opponents to understand that in advocating it for young boys we are not advocating what is called a " soft option". ..."

6. The Modern Teacher: Essays on Educatioal Aims and Methods by Archibald Watson Bain (1921)
"... scholars only," but for the educational public, and particularly for colleagues in other subjects who suspect Modern Languages of being a soft option. ..."

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