softly, softly, catch the monkey

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softly, softly, catch the monkey

A slow and careful way of resolving an issue or achieving some pursuit, typically when dealing with a particularly challenging or elusive person, thing, or situation. Don't you worry, we'll lull that crook into a false sense of security and then trap him—softly, softly, catch the monkey. The media giant spent decades adding various companies to its empire, and now it finally has a stranglehold on the entire entertainment industry. Slowly, slowly catch the monkey, as they say.
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