be on (one's) soapbox

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be on (one's) soapbox

To be sharing one's opinions in an impassioned, impromptu manner, often to others' annoyance. Soapboxes were once commonly used as makeshift platforms for such speeches. Grandpa was on his soapbox about local politics again last night. It always drives the rest of the family crazy! Whenever Jim is on his soapbox like this, I just try to tune him out.
See also: on, soapbox
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be/get on your ˈsoapbox

(informal) express the strong opinions that you have about a particular subject: Don’t mention the Internet in front of him, or he’ll get on his soapbox and we’ll be here all night listening to his opinions about the evils of modern technology.
A soapbox is a small box that somebody speaking in public, especially outdoors, might stand on so that they could be seen and heard more easily.
See also: get, on, soapbox
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