soap down(redirected from soap something down)
To cover someone, something, or oneself in soap. A noun or pronoun can be used between "soap" and "down." To conserve hot water, I turn the shower off while I soap down and then turn it back on to rinse off. Our dog hates getting soaped down for his bath. You'll really need to soap the car down thoroughly and rinse it down completely to stop corrosion from beginning.
soap someone or something down
to cover someone or something thoroughly with soap or suds. Mother soaped Timmy down and rinsed him off in warm water. she soaped down the floor.