the calm/lull before the storm

noun phrase

: a period of quiet that comes before a time of activity, excitement, violence, etc.

Examples of the calm/lull before the storm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The economy: Is this a soft landing or the calm before the storm? 2. Alan Murray, Fortune, 28 Aug. 2023 Outside observers worry, however, that this is merely the calm before the storm: satellite imagery has detected a buildup of military infrastructure on both sides, particularly the Chinese side. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 14 Aug. 2023 While the pressure on North American ports is currently abated and logistics constraints eases, this is the calm before the storm. Lora Cecere, Forbes, 2 May 2022 This weekend at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club is the calm before the storm. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 Aug. 2021 Despite the track’s turbulent title and ride from recording studio to Recording Academy, Nascent learned to embrace the calm before the storm. Heran Mamo, Billboard, 1 Apr. 2022 That big project was sort of the calm before the storm. Alva Claire, Vogue, 2 Mar. 2022 But why not skip all that debauchery and visit sunny Palm Springs this month instead, during the calm before the storm? Leena Kim, Town & Country, 10 Jan. 2022 Here's to the calm before the storm of being parents to two gremlins. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 17 Sep. 2021 See More

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“The calm/lull before the storm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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