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Re: "Soft Mick"

Posted by Gary Martin on August 01, 2006

In Reply to: "Soft Mick" posted by Phil Nokes on August 01, 2006

: As previous, What is the origin of "Soft Mick"

: Phil Nokes

This has been asked a couple of times before but those queries weren't answered. The best I can do comes from Eric Partridge's 'A Dictionary of Slang'. He says it is mid 20th century army (I expect that's British Army) slang. He describes it as a general intensifier, e.g. "more XXX than Soft Mick".

I have never heard the phrase in conversation so I imagine it is regional, possibly Lancashire. There are only a thousand or so Google hits for it and most of those are for queries asking what it means.