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softly, softly, catchee monkey
A slow and careful way of resolving an issue, typically when dealing with a deceptive or otherwise challenging person or thing. Don't you worry, we'll lull that crook into a false sense of security and then trap him—softly, softly, catchee monkey.
See also: monkey
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