In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1to give sb soft soap — halagar a algn
- Governments will lay aside the soft soap and start levelling with us: ‘Look, we don't know.
- If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair.
- A broad smile split Ben's face, but something in Larrimore's expression made him wonder what all this soft soap was intended to prepare him for.
- This is not the brave new world we were sold, like so much soft soap, by untold motion picture, pulp novel, and television traveling salesmen.
1halagarhacerle el artículo a coloquialdarle jabón a España coloquialto soft-soap sb into-ing
- he managed to soft-soap her into doing it — logró engatusarla para que lo hiciera
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