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calm your tits

rude slang Calm down. Relax. Oh, calm your tits, Maggie—we'll be home before curfew.
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After a storm comes a calm,

 and After the storm comes a calm.; The calm after a storm.
Prov. Things are often calm after an upheaval. Jill: I can't believe how peaceful the office is today, when yesterday everyone was either being fired or threatening to quit. Jane: After a storm comes a calm.
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calm down

to relax; to become less busy or active. Now, now, calm down. You look so nervous. Please calm down. Nothing bad is going to happen.
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calm someone (or an animal) down

to cause someone or an animal to be less active, upset, or unsettled. Please try to calm yourself down! Can you calm down your yapping dog?
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cool, calm, and collected

Cliché [of a person] very calm and poised. James did very well in his TV appearances. He stayed cool, calm, and collected. The bad news didn't seem to distress Jane at all. She remained cool, calm, and collected.
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lull before the storm

 and calm before the storm
a quiet period just before a period of great activity or excitement. (Literal in reference to weather.) It was very quiet in the cafeteria just before the students came in for lunch. It was the lull before the storm. In the brief calm before the storm, the clerks prepared themselves for the doors to open and bring in thousands of shoppers.
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the calm before the storm

a quiet period immediately before a period of great activity or trouble the lull before the storm For most teachers, the days just before the school year begins are the calm before the storm.
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the calm before the storm

a peaceful and quiet period before a period of activity or trouble The family are arriving this afternoon so I'm just sitting down with a cup of coffee, enjoying the calm before the storm.
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cool, calm, and collected

Calm and composed, self-possessed. For example, No matter what the board decides, you have to appear cool, calm, and collected in front of the stockholders . This alliterative synonym for cool as a cucumber dates from the late 1800s.
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calm down

1. To become less agitated, active, or unsettled: When the wind calmed down, we went outside to assess the storm's damage.
2. To cause someone or something to become less angry, active, or unsettled: The leader calmed down the angry mob by addressing their complaints. Listening to music before going to bed calms me down and helps me sleep.
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cool, calm, and collected

mod. cool; unabashed. Albert is almost always cool, calm, and collected.
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Psychologists tell us that blue is the colour of choice for calmer motorists who are more family-focused and relaxed, whereas black can indicate an attempt to send out a strong message about demanding respect from other drivers.
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The researchers recovered many more airborne spores under simulated workday conditions than under calmer circumstances.
As the men hurled themselves into battle, and the women engaged in calmer pursuits, it was hard to discern the fundamental style of the dancers.
We have to win it then we can play a lot calmer against Ireland.
Communities can help by enforcing leash laws and encouraging owners to neuter their pets, which makes them calmer.