Proceed cautiously or gently to achieve an objective.

"Prudens qui patiens," was the motto of our great Coke : a motto which the negro pithily paraphrases — "Softly, softly, catch monkey."

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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softly, softly, catchee monkeyCapture a target without startling it to run away.
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