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1    a cleaning or emulsifying agent made by reacting animal or vegetable fats or oils with potassium or sodium hydroxide. Soaps often contain colouring matter and perfume and act by emulsifying grease and lowering the surface tension of water, so that it more readily penetrates open materials such as textiles  
   See also       detergent  
Related adj  
2    any metallic salt of a fatty acid, such as palmitic or stearic acid  
   See also       metallic soap  
3    Slang   flattery or persuasive talk (esp. in the phrase soft soap)  
4    Informal      short for       soap opera  
5      (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   money, esp. for bribery  
6    no soap     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   not possible or successful  
7    tr   to apply soap to  
8    tr; often foll by: up  
a    to flatter or talk persuasively to  
b      (U.S. and Canadian)   to bribe  
     (Old English sape; related to Old High German seipfa, Old French savon, Latin sapo)  
  soapless      adj  
  soaplike      adj  

Castile soap  
      n   a hard soap made from olive oil and sodium hydroxide  
      n   a television documentary series in which the lives of the people filmed are presented as entertainment or drama  
     (C20: from docu(mentary) + soap(opera))  
green soap  
      n     (Med)   a soft or liquid alkaline soap made from vegetable oils, used in treating certain chronic skin diseases,   (Also called)    soft soap  
Joe Soap  
1      (Brit)  
slang   a person who is regarded as unintelligent and imposed upon as a stooge or scapegoat  
2       the N.Z. term for       Joe Bloggs  
metallic soap  
      n   any one of a number of colloidal stearates, palmitates, or oleates of various metals, including aluminium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. They are used as bases for ointments, fungicides, fireproofing and waterproofing agents, and dryers for paints and varnishes  
saddle soap  
      n   a soft soap containing neat's-foot oil used to preserve and clean leather  
soap boiler  
      n   a manufacturer of soap  
  soap boiling      n  
soap bubble  
1    a bubble formed from soapy water  
2    something that is ephemeral but attractive  
soap opera  
      n   a serialized drama, usually dealing with domestic themes and characterized by sentimentality, broadcast on radio or television  
     (C20: so called because manufacturers of soap were typical sponsors)  
soft soap  
1      (Med)      another name for       green soap  
2    Informal   flattering, persuasive, or cajoling talk  
3    Informal   to use such talk on (a person)  
sugar soap  
      n   an alkaline compound used for cleaning or stripping paint  
toilet soap  
      n   a mild soap, often coloured and scented, used for washing oneself  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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internet site allowing to view TV programs after their broadcast allowing targeted advertisement. Requires high-speed internet connexion
watching TV in excess
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
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