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cooler heads will prevail

Calm people, thoughts, or actions will triumph in the end. Please, everyone, calm down! I think that cooler heads will prevail in this fight against the school board.
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prevail (up)on (one) to (do something)

To try to persuade, appeal to, or influence one to do something. We've prevailed upon members of congress to introduce legislation that will protect our citizens' jobs. I will prevail on him to speak at the assembly.
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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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prevail against someone or something

to win out over someone or something; to dominate someone or something. You will not prevail against me! I am sure that our team will prevail against the challengers.
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prevail (up)on someone or something (to do something)

to appeal to someone or a group to do something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I will prevail upon her to attend the meeting. I prevailed on the committee to no avail.
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prevail on

Successfully persuade or influence, as in They prevailed on me to speak at their annual luncheon. This term uses prevail in the sense of "exert superior force." It replaced prevail with in the mid-1600s.
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prevail on

or prevail upon
v.
To successfully persuade or induce someone to do something: We prevailed on the committee to stop the developers from building a shopping mall. Lobbyists prevailed upon the president to veto the legislation.
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Foggy conditions are likely to prevail in a few plain areas of Punjab and upper Sindh during morning hours, he said.
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Abundantly sunny an clear skies are expected to prevail on Thursday and temperature is anticipated to continue to rise, approaching 4 to 5 Celsius degrees above the seasonal average.
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The PML leaders are of the view that in the prevailing internal and external situation of the country an atmosphere of unanimity and unity should essentially prevail in the ranks of opposition parties so that a message goes within the country and outside that all opposition parties and the people are on one page for safeguarding the national interests of Pakistan.
RAMALLAH, May 17, 2015 (WAFA) Abundantly sunny, clear and hot skies are anticipated to prevail on Sunday, as temperature are expected to further significantly rise, approaching 6-7 degrees Celsius above the seasonal average, according to the Palestine Meteorological Department.
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ISLAMABAD -- Mainly hot and dry weather is expected over most parts of the country while very hot weather conditions are likely to prevail in Sindh and South Balochistan.