Definition of soapbox
: an improvised platform used by a self-appointed, spontaneous, or informal orator; broadly : something that provides an outlet for delivering opinions
Examples of soapbox in a Sentence
some readers don't appreciate that she sometimes uses her book blog as a soapbox for her political views
Recent Examples of soapbox from the Web
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race at 10:30 a.m. People of all ages are invited to race their zucchini cars down the 20 foot track in this double elimination soapbox derby style contest.
Already the administration’s lone voice demanding global respect for human rights and democratic aspirations, the former South Carolina governor and daughter of Indian immigrants took her soapbox from New York to Geneva Tuesday.
OK, off my soapbox and onto the links: Mo Farah says goodbye to Hayward Field and the Prefontaine Classic with another victory.
One of Casner’s favorite soapbox topics involves texting and driving.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Bud Black threatened to climb on his soapbox.
Just don’t expect The Good Fight to become an activist’s soapbox.
Dean is a sinewy, energy-efficient man with a long, narrow face, deep-set eyes and an earnest, soapbox-derby sort of enthusiasm.
For Republicans like Mr. Madden, the former Romney adviser, Mr. Trump’s recent behavior is confirming suspicion that the candidate sees the campaign for the highest office in the country as an advertising soapbox for the Trump brand.
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First Known Use of soapbox
SOAPBOX Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of soapbox for English Language Learners
: a box or small platform that someone stands on to give a speech to people in an outdoor, public place
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