soft-soap

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Noun[edit]

soft-soap ‎(uncountable)

  1. Persuasion by means of flattery or pleasing words.

Verb[edit]

to soft-soap ‎(third-person singular simple present soft-soaps, present participle soft-soaping, simple past and past participle soft-soaped)

  1. To attempt to persuade by flattery or pleasing words.