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.