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.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   Australian English dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.