Refers to someone having the attention of others as they speak.

Comes from when, back in the day, people would stand on soap boxes in parks and give speeches.
He was out standing on the soapbox, bitching about how the world was unfair.
by Zach May 06, 2004
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Conventional attribute of street preacher, who would stand on soap box and say sermon, and thus, term denoting preacher-like behaviour.
- Dude, you shouldn't be doing that before marriage.
- Yeah, right. Want a soap box?
by mathrick May 17, 2005
What you stand on when you give a speech.

The popular term relates to someone being on his soapbox, meaning that they are expressing their opinions openly.
Thomas was on his soapbox as he expressed that there was absoluely nothing wrong with feeling up little kids as long as you gave them candy.
by Vee Are Are Schee May 06, 2004
Someone who addresses their views with an amount of passion is said to be standing on their soapbox.

In public places like London's Hyde Park individuals can advocate one cause or another. Some speakers in these public forums will bring a 'soapbox' to project their voice and to be seen by those who might cluster around.
If you would get off your soapbox for a minute, you'd hear what I have to say.
by what2 February 06, 2009
When someone gives an unimportant impromptu speech, gives their opinion in an unexpectedly long way, or goes on a short tangent about something; that the other person either did not need or want to hear.
Example 1
After listening to someone explain how important it is to do something while he or she is being redundant and/or irritating; also after listening to an explanation of something extremely simple to do:
"Was that really necessary to say? Can you get off your soap box now?"

Example 2
After giving a long description of an opinion or uncalled for advice:
"Alright. I'll get off my soap box now."

Example 3
Stacy took ecstasy with a bunch of friends at rave. While she was rolling she overheard one of her friends, Michael, talking on the phone to his girlfriend.

Michael: "I love you baby. Okay, I'll call you when I leave the rave...there is really bad service."
Stacy: "Hey Michael! Can I talk to you about something? Pleeeease?"
Michael: "Uh, yeah sure. What's up?"
Stacy: "Well, uhm, I think that you should really treat Jessica better....(ect)....So anyway, I really think you need to start being more concerned about her."

Off to the side:
Friend A: "Holy crap. She really needs to get off her soap box! It's so annoying."
Friend B: "I know. He definitely did NOT ask for her advice. Michael treats Jessica so well! The only reason why he's here is because his dad bought the ticket as a present for his birthday. Why did we let her take drugs?! Ugh."
Friend C: "Hey, hate to interrupt the shit talking, but our pills should be kicking in soon! Let's go back and try to see if she wants to dance, that should distract both of them."
by sambammm May 09, 2015
A pedistal. Used by our parents a lot.
The world is a bad place. I'll get off my soapbox now.
by Excrazymac May 06, 2004
A wooden crate used in shipment of soap.
Used by one who wishes to stand above others to give a speech.
see also soapboxing
The lunatic on the corner stood on a soapbox to tell us the world is ending.
by Chad Miller May 05, 2004
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