the dust settles

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Definition of 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 dust settles from the move.When the dust settled and the votes were recounted, she had won the election.You should let the dust settle before you make any big decisions.

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“The dust settles.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20dust%20settles. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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