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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