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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 ?
Richard Ratcliffe revealed his fears over Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 38, after meeting Boris Johnson yesterday, telling the Mirror the "softly-softly" approach is not working.
POLICE are set to take a "softly-softly" approach to new laws banning smoking in cars with children, it has been revealed.
Sergeant Rob Taylor said such attacks are becoming all too common and warned that police would no longer be taking a "softly-softly approach".
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.
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.
This would involve the closure of the road for no more than two hours as opposed to the shambles that West Midlands Police have caused by their softly-softly attitude.
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.
"The harsh penalty was applied following actions taken in the first few months of the Single Payment Scheme - in spite of assurances given by Carwyn Jones that WAG would apply a 'softly-softly' approach to cross-compliance in the first months of the scheme."