Complete Definition of "soapbox"

wikipedia|dab=soapbox (disambiguation)|soapbox
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/'səʊpbɒks/

Etymology
soap + box

Alternative spellings
soap box

Noun
en-noun|soapboxes

  1. context|literal 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.

  1. context|figurative|idiom A talk about one's pet topic (or the topic itself,) especially when only tangentially relevant to an ongoing discussion.

Translations
trans-top|a platform
French: tribune, estrade
trans-bottom

References
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