soft soap


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soft soap

n.
1. A fluid or semifluid soap.
2. Informal Flattery; cajolery.

soft soap

n
1. (Medicine) med another name for green soap
2. informal flattering, persuasive, or cajoling talk
vb
informal to use such talk on (a person)

soft′ soap′


n.
1. persuasive talk; flattery.
2. the semifluid soap produced when potassium hydroxide is used in the saponification of a fat or an oil.
[1625–35]
soft′-soap′, v.t., v.i.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft soap - flattery designed to gain favorsoft soap - flattery designed to gain favor  
flattery - excessive or insincere praise
2.soft soap - a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oilssoft soap - a soft (or liquid) soap made from vegetable oils; used in certain skin diseases
soap - a cleansing agent made from the salts of vegetable or animal fats

soft soap

noun
Informal. Excessive, ingratiating praise:
Idiom: honeyed words.
verbsoft-soap
1. Informal. To persuade or try to persuade by gentle persistent urging or flattery:
Informal: sweet-talk.
2. Informal. To compliment excessively and ingratiatingly:
Informal: sweet-talk.
Translations

soft soap

n (fam) → saponata, lusinghe fpl
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This week's Budget is designed to soft soap voters into saving the Chancellor's skin on May 7.
That is constitutional vandalism, and your record as secretary of state won't be judged by the soft soap and the warm words about devolution, but what he does to condemn the war on Wales.
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At the time in 1977 when the talk show host landed his now famous interview with disgraced Richard Nixon, he was ridiculed by many, having built his reputation on soft soap interviews.
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