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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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- softly, softly, catchee monkey
- hold an eel by the tail
- go a long way in (doing something)
- go a long way toward
- go a long way toward (doing something)
- go a long way toward doing
- go a long/some way towards doing something
- not have a hope in hell
- not have a hope in hell (of doing something)
- catch lightning in a bottle