The act of lecturing, spouting, ranting about a particular subject to attempt to make a point or a stand. Derives from the days when people, such as ministers, actors, strikers, abolitionists, rights defenders, etc. would take a sturdy soapbox (soap came in wooden crates then), carry it to a wtreet corner, and begin preaching their point to the passerbyers.
That point of conversation led her to soapbox about the subject until she knew she made her point.
av Kate Twitchell 6. mai 2004
Preaching; pontificating; voicing one's opinion loudly in the hopes it will gain supporters. Comes from a time when wooden boxes were used to ship soapflakes in, and were then put into use as pulpits for street preachers.
"Shirley, quit your soapboxing and give THIS guy's opinion a thought or two."
av Ren 6. mai 2004