soapy Sam

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.
See also: SAM
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Tory's Soapy Sam at Donny THE general election is not far away and the phony war before the main campaign moves on to Doncaster and Lincoln day this Saturday.
The Conservatives got in touch with The Dikler to tell us that Soapy Sam, the Tory Tipster, will be there alongside Sophie Brodie, the party's candidate for Doncaster North, who is bidding to unseat Labour big cheese Ed Miliband.
Apparently Soapy Sam will be sporting dark glasses, tweed and side whiskers.
the self-righteous Head of Chambers, Soapy Sam Ballard;