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English definition of “softly-softly”

softly-softly

adjective     /ˌsɒft.liˈsɒft.li/ US  /ˌsɑːft.liˈsɑːft.li/ UK
softly-softly approach If you take a softly-softly approach, you try to solve a problem in a quiet and reasonable way.Wise and sensible
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