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Soft soap

Posted by Graham Cambray on February 16, 2009 at 20:59

In Reply to: Soft soap posted by Dave Ridgeyard on February 16, 2009 at 20:01:

: Do you know the origin of the phrase "to soft soap"?


At they have:
This colloquial expression alludes to liquid soap, likening its slippery quality to insincere flattery. Its figurative use was first recorded in 1830.