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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