"soft on Communism"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 3 16:41:19 UTC 2011

Not in any OED evidence, so far as I can tell.

1947 Paul Mallon in  _Waterloo [Ia.] Daily Courier_ (Apr. 14) 4
[NewspaperArchive]: Lilienthal was charged by Senator McKellar of being soft
on Communism.

There's a hiatus of more than a year and a half, then a full flowering in
January, 1949.


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