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soft sofa
 n.— «But it is counter-productive to create an issue over whether you are “dumbing down” ministerial appearances by avoiding hard-ball interviewers in favour of soft sofa situations. » —“Labour’s media strategy is just highlighting in-house wrangles” by Bernard Ingham PR Week (U.K.) July 10, 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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