cooler heads prevail


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cooler heads prevail

Fig. the ideas or influence of less emotional people prevail. (Used of a tense situation.) One hopes that cooler heads will prevail and soon everything will calm down.
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I predict that we are going to see all-out war for several years before we see cooler heads prevail,' said David Smith, an analyst with technology consultancy Gartner Group.
As the confrontation threatened to escalate, several Aboriginal leaders, including Manitoba Keewaninowi Okimakinak Grand Chief Francis Flett, reasoned with protesters to let cooler heads prevail.
General Assembly sessions in New York, Clinton again "urged that cooler heads prevail, that Japan and China engage in dialogue to calm the waters," said the senior State Department official, who declined to be named.
The EU has a vested interest in stability on its southeast periphery, but it also has mechanisms to help bring that about: its Euro-Mediterranean agreements and other bilateral and multilateral pacts with some or all of the interested parties give it far-reaching influence that could be used to help cooler heads prevail.
We want commitment to regional selective assistance and American style chapter 11 protection' from bankruptcy for crisis hit companies, so they can operate while their shares are suspended, until cooler heads prevail.
With all manner of unlikely bedfellows calling to legalise the dreaded weed, perhaps it is time to let cooler heads prevail.
Unless cooler heads prevail, this 'war' will continue and with at least three more games to be played between the two sides before the end of the season, this does not bode well for Cyprus football.
To ensure that cooler heads prevail today, and perhaps for the rest of the week, Chief DeMoura said the department would "have a presence" at Fitchburg High School and the Longsjo Middle School.
A year from now, when cooler heads prevail, you would be a lot less likely to buy a single episode on DVD of a TV sitcom.