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Meaning of soft soap

soft' soap'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. persuasive talk; flattery: to use soft soap to get one's way.
  2. the semifluid soap produced when potassium hydroxide is used in the saponification of a fat or an oil.

soft-soap

Pronunciation: (sôft'sōp', soft'-), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cajole; flatter.
  2. to apply soft soap to.
—v.i.
  1. to use soft soap in washing.
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