Next time he came to the encounter with hair cut short and his whole head smeared with soft-soap, and that time he won.
And takes by the nose and belathers, with soft-soap, tremendously.
There was a barrel of soft-soap at the foot of the cellar-stairs, and I fell, head first, into that.
Do you think you can soft-soap me as easy as you did the boys?
We clamour for soft-soap; we demand it at the point of the bayonet.
After all, soft-soap has its virtues; it is just the thing for the aged!
Into two gallons of water put two quarts of soft-soap and one fourth pound of sulphur.
Sound-softener, thet runs off yer tongue slick as soft-soap.
What are illusions but soft-soap self-administered, and what would life be without illusions?
He knew how to soft-soap the Nazi square-head type, and the feeling of uneasiness in Dawson increased considerably.
Flattery: “Mary asked the boss to stop giving her a lot of soft soap about her performance and to start leveling with her like any other employee.”
To make less prominent; deemphasize; downplay: Even my friends advised me to soft-pedal my criticisms
[1915+; fr the pedal on a piano that softens the notes played]