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softly-softly

adj
gradual, cautious, and discreet
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softly-softly

adjective cautious, careful, wary, guarded, tentative, prudent, judicious, circumspect, chary, belt-and-braces the government's softly-softly approach to prison reform
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softly-softly

[ˌsɒftlɪˈsɒftlɪ] ADJ to adopt a softly-softly approachadoptar una política cautelosa

softly-softly

adj (Brit: = careful) approachvorsichtig; styletaktvoll
advsachte; softly-softly works bestman sollte behutsam vorgehen

softly-softly

[ˈsɒftlɪˈsɒftlɪ] adj (approach) → cauto/a
References in periodicals archive ?
Mr Ratcliffe said he was aware diplomatic protection would be an "escalation", but added: "Where softly-softly doesn't work, where it has been escalated by the past couple of weeks' events and the Foreign Secretary's words being used, I think it is appropriate.
Robison said: "Initially, there's an intention to take a softly-softly approach.
Sgt Taylor, of the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team, said: "We took the softly-softly approach with it, but now realise we have to prosecute in every case.
for the drugs have to join some softly-softly Can anyone explain to me why this cannot be done and made law?
Two men were charged in New York with plotting to kill the Saudi envoy with the help of nutcases from Mexican drugs gangs - hardly noted for their softly-softly approach.
Now we reap the consequences of such softly-softly attitudes towards most criminals.
Bogdanovic is enemy incarnate for those opposed to the LTA's softly-softly approach, after eight firstround defeats from his eight wildcard entries at SW19.
So far Charlton has opted for a softly-softly approach with a horse just reaching full maturity and it should be noted his main target is the Sprint Cup at Haydock in September.
Barca have welcomed Fabregas' interes, but seem to be taking a softly-softly approach where Arsenal are concerned.
Rodwell also made his Everton debut last season as a 16 year-old and Moyes will use the same softly-softly technique with the Birkdale-born player to keep him away from the public eye while managing his young career carefully.
Sir Igor's comments are very welcome after years of softly-softly treatment for burglars because judges have been under constant political pressure to avoid a custodial sentence.
With any luck, the softly-softly approach will shame some of your coworkers into action.