In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1he's on his soapbox again — ya está otra vez pontificando
- to get up on one's soapbox — ponerse a pontificar
- to get down off one's soapbox — dejar de pontificar
- If not, what does it take to convince you that you're providing a soapbox to an unstable lunatic?
- Yet whenever I get on my activist soapbox I am reminded by fellow childcare providers that ‘at least you get paid to stay at home with your baby,’ as if caring for my own child is some kind of grand extravagance.
- Therefore I feel obliged to get up on my soapbox and voice my opinion.
- Sometimes it gave me the chance to mount my soapbox and sound off on subjects I care passionately about, and sometimes it opened my mind to new topics and ideas that I then went on to write about.
- Nevertheless, I have an opportunity to get up on the soapbox here and rant and rave, and a candidate should show an ability to grasp a variety of social issues.
- They believe their own hype, and they have a powerful soapbox from which to promote it.
- But there's a difference between that, and being on your whole anti-male, feminist soapbox, ranting away.
- So while I haven't stopped caring about designing and developing for the Web, I don't publicly stand on that particular soapbox that much anymore.
- In short, this law will provide a soapbox for extremists of all types.
- They served to link isolated communities and provide a voice and soapbox for the voiceless.
- And while I'm on this soapbox, don't forget to give blood if you are eligible.
- To some it is the lowest form of radio, yet the phone-in show, that bizarre combo of confessional, soapbox and sounding board, is the one medium where the public ceases to be a statistic and actually finds its voice.
- It seems that you would rather get up on your soapbox and shout then have a meaningful conversation.
- The whole thing turned into an opportunistic political catfight, with booksellers given a soapbox and a spotlight to use in trying to make a buck off the pain and suffering of a nation.
- Thus, blogs can function as a teen's diary, a political pundit's soapbox, or even simply as one person's view of the news.
- While the media certainly has the obligation to report on the news, one wonders how much complicity it is taking on by giving these sorts of groups such an open and fairly uncritical soapbox on which to make their demands.
- It definitely has a place in music, but it's not our thing to stand on a soapbox and speak out.
- But I'll get up on my soapbox about almost anything if I hear someone else express a strong opinion about it that I don't agree with.
- If we find out that professors already believe they have all the answers, and that they view their positions as mere soapboxes for their own political beliefs, well, then that is corruption.
- I'm not using this soapbox to slam the concept of equity financing, nor the venture capitalists who make it possible.
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