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soapbox

[sohp-boks] /ˈsoʊpˌbɒks/
noun
1.
Also, soap box. an improvised platform, as one on a street, from which a speaker delivers an informal speech, an appeal, or political harangue.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a speaker or speech from a soapbox.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; soap + box1
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Examples from the web for soapbox
  • They won't go away, but you take their soapbox away and that hurts more than anything else.
  • If the objective to promote a partisan agenda, and not science, then the comments should be directed to some other soapbox.
  • The soapbox of the digital age draws a crowd of academics.
  • Solid on the soapbox but slipping in polls election.
  • Imagine if they would simply speak their mind using the media council seat as a soapbox.
  • He wasn't about to stand on a freedom-of-speech soapbox.
  • And he should do that from his soapbox with respect and deference once he steps outside his field of authority.
  • If you are wise, you climb down from the soapbox of ideology and try to see them steadily.
  • Those who cannot understand this, please do not use my friends sadness as your soapbox.
  • Okay, soapbox is coming out of the closet, so standby.
British Dictionary definitions for soapbox

soapbox

/ˈsəʊpˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a box or crate for packing soap
2.
a crate used as a platform for speech-making
3.
a child's homemade racing cart consisting of a wooden box set on a wooden frame with wheels and a steerable front axle
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Slang definitions & phrases for soapbox

soapbox

noun

The attitude from which one orates, pontificates, counsels urgently, etc: Be careful or she'll get on the old soapbox and preach about fiscal iniquity (1907+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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