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soapy Sam

One who is slick and persuasive, especially in speech. The phrase originally referred to Samuel Wilberforce, a 19th-century Bishop of Oxford, who was known for such qualities. This guy is a real soapy Sam—the townspeople believe his every word, even though he has never delivered on a single promise.
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At length Soapy reached one of the avenues to the east where the glitter and turmoil was but faint.
But on an unusually quiet corner Soapy came to a standstill.
And the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate thoughts and collars.
SOAPY My first gun dog, if you could call him that, was a skinny little white mutt named Soapy.
Contract notice: Supply of Soapy sponges for cleaning patients with hypoallergenic gel, disposable, bound for all health areas of the Health Service of the Principality of Asturias.
I soaked the pads/adhesive with soapy water and the next day I wedged a flat wooden kitchen utensil under the stand and bumped it until it came loose.
Easterby (below) and the Hannon family (Richard snr and jnr combined) have won 11 of the 23 runnings of this race and only the Clive Cox-trained Soapy Aitken seems to stand between them and more sprint glory as today's field lacks strength in depth.
RIFLESCOPE and Soapy Aitken, fresh from good runs at Royal Ascot last month, take the next steps in their promising careers this afternoon, writes Richard Birch.
A TAFFS WELL woman died when she swallowed soapy water while taking a bath, a Newport inquest was told yesterday.
DAVID EVANS is responsible for two of the three runners in the Weatherbys Private Banking Novice Stakes at Windsor, but it is Clive Cox's Soapy Aitken who is taken to land the prize.
This mysterious and slapstick novel is all about Soapy (real name Pugh) and his unfortunate inability to pull off a really good prank.
7 Make it a daily routine to soak your feet in warm soapy water before going to bed.
Douglas Jacobs about a bit of foam called Soapy Suds, who is in danger from the dark clutches of a bathtub drain, but is befriended in a rescue effort by Mildew Goo who is a fungus.
Soapy Smith was the leader of a gang of conmen and robbers in Skagway, Alaska, in the late 19th century.
This will help it solidify, making it easier to clean up with hot, soapy water afterwards.