let the dust settle

let the dust settle

To allow for things return to normal after a period of excitement, a high level of activity, etc. We should let the dust settle from the recent scandal before we make any major policy decisions. I know things have been really hectic during this project, so let's all take a bit of a break and let the dust settle a bit.
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let the ˈdust settle

(also wait for the ˈdust to settle) wait for a situation to become clear or certain: Let’s not make any decisions now — we’ll wait for the dust to settle and then decide what to do.
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We've got international break to let the dust settle and sort things out
We've no definite plans at the moment, we'll let the dust settle.
I will take some time to let the dust settle, we will sit down and have a chat and take it from there.
We're just going to let the dust settle before making any decisions but a race like the Munster National at Limerick next month would be an option," said Elliott.
We have had to let the dust settle but with his performance against Aberdeen Danny showed he cares and wants to be here.
I'm going to let the dust settle,' he told Loto-Quebec officials.
So we will probably let the dust settle before sifting through the companies with an "at least ten per cent off" sale sticker on them.
He's in the French Derby (over a mile and a quarter) and the St James's Palace Stakes (one mile) and they are the other options but we'll let the dust settle before we rush into any decisions.
When a massive thing like this happens, you need to let the dust settle to figure out where we are.
Well, let the dust settle on this one, and we certainly won't look to grab any headlines over the next couple of days because they belong to Australia and they've earned the right to do so," McCullum said after the final.
Kick out Skamps at whatever cost, let the dust settle then open their own school preschool within the site.
RALPH Beckett is in keen to let the dust settle on Honor Bound's thrilling victory in the LINGFIELD Oaks Trial before deciding whether she should be supplemented for the Investec Oaks at Epsom on June 6.
RALPH Beckett is keen to let the dust settle on Honor Bound's thrilling victory in the Lingfield Oaks Trial before deciding whether she should be supplemented for the Investec Oaks at Epsom on June 6.
CONNECTIONS of Jezki are keen to let the dust settle after his Champion Hurdle triumph before deciding on plans for the remainder of the season.
PHIL Morris has let the dust settle on Birmingham's dramatic last-gasp qualification for the play-offs and declared: "We can turn Swindon over".
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