Definition of soapbox in English:

soapbox

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊpbɒks
 
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noun

  • 1A box or crate used as a makeshift stand by a public speaker: [as modifier]: a soapbox orator
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    • First, these protests allowed workers to express their political views; as already noted, in this respect they might be seen as similar to the soapbox speakers and the cafeterias which lined the Square.
    • Like the soapbox speakers, the cafeterias offered working-class people places to debate and discuss a wide range of issues.
    • Standing on soapboxes, handing out pamphlets, mass demonstrations - is there enough legal protection for those who want to make a political point in a public space?
  • 1.1Used with reference to a situation in which someone expresses strong opinions about a particular subject: I do tend to get up on my soapbox about this issue
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    • They served to link isolated communities and provide a voice and soapbox for the voiceless.
    • If not, what does it take to convince you that you're providing a soapbox to an unstable lunatic?
    • In short, this law will provide a soapbox for extremists of all types.

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