soapbox definition

  • noun:
    • A carton where detergent is packed.
    • A temporary platform made use of which makes an impromptu or nonofficial community message.
    • A crate for packing detergent, or, by extension, every affordable crude platform raised above the surrounding level to provide prominence into the individual about it, specially when useful for speeches.
    • A talk about your pet topic (and/or subject itself), particularly when only tangentially relevant to a continuing discussion.
    • a soapbox vehicle
    • a crate for packing soap
    • a platform raised over the surrounding level to offer prominence on individual about it
  • verb-intransitive:
    • Informal to take part in impromptu or nonofficial presenting and public speaking, frequently flamboyantly.
  • idiom:
    • on (one's) soapbox talking one's views passionately or self-importantly.
  • verb:
    • to offer a speech from (or as though from) a soapbox.

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