soft option


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soft option

n
in a number of choices, the one considered to be easy or the easiest to do, involving the least difficulty or exertion
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Noun1.soft option - an easier alternative; "the instructor took the soft option and gave the boy a passing grade"
alternative, option, choice - one of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
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Translations

soft option

nsoluzione (più) facile
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Ministers want to replace existing disposals available to police officers, which include cautions and cannabis warnings, with a two-tier approach Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said the revamp, which would see offenders writing an apology to victims or repairing damages, and more serious offences being fined, removes the "soft option".
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