let the dust settle

let the dust settle
to allow a situation to become calm or normal again after something exciting or unusual has happened

Let's just let the dust settle before we decide what to do.


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  • let the dust settle — phrase to allow a situation to become calm or normal again after something exciting or unusual has happened Let’s just let the dust settle before we decide what to do. Thesaurus: to delay action, wait or hesitatesynonym Main entry: dust * * * let …   Useful english dictionary

  • let the dust settle — If you let the dust settle, or wait till the dust settles, you wait until things have become calmer or have returned to normality after conflict or a problem …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • the dust settles — things quiet down she hoped that the dust would settle quickly and the episode be forgotten * * * the dust settles used to talk about what happens when things become clear or calm after a period of change or confusion I ll call you as soon as the …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) dust settles — if the dust settles after an argument, a problem, or an event which has caused a lot of changes, the situation becomes calmer. We decided to let the dust settle before trying to deal with any other problems. You d better wait until the dust… …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait for the dust to settle — let the dust settle | wait for the dust to settle idiom to wait for a situation to become clear or certain • He waited for the dust to settle after the election before making any new decisions. Main entry: ↑dustidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • settle — set|tle W2S2 [ˈsetl] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(end argument)¦ 2¦(decide)¦ 3¦(start living in a place)¦ 4¦(comfortable)¦ 5¦(quiet/calm)¦ 6¦(move down)¦ 7¦(pay money)¦ 8¦(organize business/money)¦ 9 settle a score/account 10 some …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust — [[t]dʌ̱st[/t]] ♦♦♦ dusts, dusting, dusted 1) N UNCOUNT Dust is very small dry particles of earth or sand. Tanks raise huge trails of dust when they move... He reversed into the stockade in a cloud of dust. 2) N UNCOUNT Dust is the very small… …   English dictionary

  • dust — dust1 W3S3 [dʌst] n [U] [: Old English;] 1.) dry powder consisting of extremely small bits of dirt that is in buildings on furniture, floors etc if they are not kept clean ▪ All the furniture was covered in dust . ▪ a thick layer of dust ▪ There… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust — 1 /dVst/ noun 1 (U) dry powder consisting of extremely small bits of earth or sand: The truck drove off in a cloud of dust. | the heat and dust of an Indian town 2 (U) dry powder consisting of extremely small bits of dirt which you find in… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dust — /dʌst / (say dust) noun 1. earth or other matter in fine, dry particles. 2. any finely powdered substance, as sawdust. 3. a cloud of finely powdered earth or other matter in the air. 4. that to which anything, as the human body, is reduced by… …  

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