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?
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.
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.
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.
A pedistal. Used by our parents a lot.
The world is a bad place. I'll get off my soapbox now.
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.
A favourite pasttime among children is to build racers from junk found around the house and garage. Usually, crates used for carrying soap are used for the "bodies". So, a soapbox either refers to a crate used for carrying soap (wow) or the body of something young people drive about in.
I managed to put a MOON CANNON on my soapbox! I will beat you!