soapbox

Definitions:

  • A carton in which soap is packed.
  • A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
  • To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
  • (<em>on (one's) soapbox</em>) Speaking one's views passionately or self-importantly.
  • A crate for packing soap, or, by extension, any inexpensive crude platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it, especially when used for speeches.
  • A talk about one's pet topic (or the topic itself), especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.
  • a <xref>soapbox car</xref>
  • To give a <xref>speech</xref> from (or as if from) a soapbox.
  • a crate for packing soap
  • a platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it
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