once the dust has settled

once the dust has settled

When things have become more calm or stable; when the consequences (of something) have become known or manageable. I know things have been really hectic during this project, so let's all take a bit of a break and return to it once the dust settles a bit. Lots of people opposed the gay marriage legislation, but once the dust has settled, I hope they'll see that there was no reason to be afraid of it.
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So we will look at those decisions once the dust has settled, get the views of people like (national selector) Geoff Miller, and the views of the side of the camp and make our decisions to announce in the new year.
I hope, once the dust has settled, she will inform her many disappointed friends within the group why she came to her decision.
If we win the Cup it will belong to the people of Falkirk, although once the dust has settled I might want to show it to some of my friends in Blantyre - what's the point in hiding a good trophy away?