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verb informal
(of soap fans) to explain (plot or characters) to another fan, typically on social media, with stock phases like (but not limited to) "it's a soap," "they are actors," "it's not real," in a manner regarded as condescending or patronizing. Commonly used by soap fans that can not be bothered to think of something to contribute.
Comment: I can't believe Raul dropped dead in the OR while performing brain surgery on the love of his life, Maria. What do you think killed him.
Reply: Relax, it's just a soap.

Comment: Soapsplain much?
by BKNY GIRL July 15, 2018
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