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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 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: 
  • French: tribune, estrade
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: soap + box


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