Focus on the pronunciation of softball
English definition of “softball”
/ˈsɒftbɔːl/ noun [U] US
› informal a method of doing something that is not forceful, determined, or unpleasant: With its burgeoning trade deficit, the US is in no mood to play softball. → Compare hardball
a softball question › informal a question that is easy to answer: I know this is probably like a softball question to you, but are you going to go ask Congress for more money and more staff? News crews lobbed softball questions.