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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.
See also: after, calm, come, storm

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

v.
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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But the authorities must never be allowed to mistake calmness for complacency.
Adding that the regular forces and the concerned authorities in Mellit had already intervened and settled the situation and the city resumed calmness.
That calmness and composure was certainly in evidence at West Ham last weekend, as the Reds overcame the Hammers' stubborn resistance - as well as a controversial equalising goal - to secure a vital 2-1 success at Upton Park.
At the heart of our ability to be stable and effective under pressure is the practice of "living calmness," he says.
However, no freedom is absolute and therefore it is very important to call for reason and calmness from all sided because only a sparkle is needed for things to get out of control in such a tense atmosphere.
ROME, April 20 (KUNA) -- Italian government on Friday expressed concern over the tension caused by Iran's latest escalations on the occupied UAE islands, praising at the same time UAE's calmness toward those escalations.
He displayed a calmness, awareness and passing ability during Cardiff's 3-0 development squad win against Welsh Premier League outfit Port Talbot Town.
This Japanese-based training provides skills for relaxation, calmness, concentration, personal health and positive interactions.
Forrest's innings was a study in extremes; predominantly calmness at the crease but with bursts of brutal hitting.
Mutlag's office said the Deputy PM stressed the necessity of deepening ties between Iraq and its brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council and to maintain these ties within in an atmosphere of calmness, mutual respect, non intervention, and keenness of joint interests.
The source went to say that some administrative officials were permitted to enter these areas after calmness was restored to the area with the objective of evaluating the size of damage and losses.
Turning to Taef accord amendment probability, Hout said this requires an ambience of calmness and national harmony.
He expressed the Government's appreciation for the efforts exerted by all in restoring calmness and normal life in the Wilayat.
China ''demands both sides on the peninsula show calmness and restraint, carry out dialogue and contact, and completely avoid any actions that would fuel the tension,'' Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi was quoted as telling his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in telephone talks Saturday night.