Definition Of soft soap

noun

a semifluid soap, especially one made with potassium rather than sodium salts.

Mr Mason and his brother Charles had been running a soap company in Burlington Lane manufacturing soft soap , furniture polish and metal polish, when they foresaw a good trade for boot polish and engaged a chemist to devise a formula.

persuasive flattery.

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair.

use flattery in order to persuade or cajole (someone) to do something.

Keep it curt, Kenny, and stop soft-soaping us with your loquacity and verbosity.

Example Of soft soap

  • A broad smile split Ben's face, but something in Larrimore's expression made him wonder what all this soft soap was intended to prepare him for.

  • A group of Yorkshire housewives who refused to be soft-soaped in a row over hanging out their washing are celebrating victory.

  • Before using the insecticide, mix in a little soft soap , or soapy water, so that it adheres to the plants.

  • Berbizier was never likely to soft-soap the situation in Italy.

  • Governments will lay aside the soft soap and start levelling with us: ‘Look, we don't know.


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