Soapbox meaning

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A user-generated video sharing facility on MSN. Soapbox was launched in 2006 and discontinued in 2009.
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A carton in which soap is packed.
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A temporary platform used while making an impromptu or nonofficial public speech.
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To engage in impromptu or nonofficial public speaking, often flamboyantly.
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A box or crate for soap.
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Any improvised platform used by a person (soapbox orator) making an informal, often impassioned speech to a street audience, as on a current, controversial issue.
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(literally) 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.

The madman obtained a soapbox which he stood on at the corner of Broadway and Wall street, to shout out his prophesy of the end of the world.

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(figuratively, idiomatic) A talk about one's pet topic (the topic itself), especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.

He's been on his soapbox all day about the new football coach.

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A soapbox car.
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To give a speech from (as if from) a soapbox.
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on (one's) soapbox
  • Speaking one's views passionately or self-importantly.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

on (one's) soapbox

Origin of soapbox