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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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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 somebody (to do something)

also prevail upon somebody (to do something)
to persuade someone to do something My father prevailed on some friends to let us stay with them for a few days. The TV network prevailed upon the organizers of the track and field championships to schedule the 100-meter final for Sunday afternoon.
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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
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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These prevailing wage laws require contractors and subcontractors working on certain types of government-funded projects to pay employees working on those projects specified hourly wages that are higher than minimum wage, and often higher than the employees would be paid for doing similar work on private projects.
D'Auria pled guilty to the misdemeanor crime of violation of prevailing wage requirements of the New York State Labor Law.
During the meeting, the premier took the president into confidence on the prevailing political crisis and demands put forward by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leadership.
It said that continental air was prevailing over most parts of the country while a shallow western disturbance was also prevailing over northern areas.
According to the synoptic situation, a shallow trough of westerly wave is prevailing over northern areas of the country and likely to persist during next 36 hours.
The House Education and Workforce Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing to examine the Department of Labor's (DOL) implementation of the Davis-Bacon Act, specifically concerning a recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that found poor data is being used to set prevailing wage rates.
However, in Massachusetts we are mandated to pay prevailing wage rates for any type of construction, as well as other types of projects paid for using public funds.
Construction projects do not become public works, and private contractors do not become public bodies, through TIF financing so as to require laborers to be paid the prevailing wage under the Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/0.
Those laws mandate that on government construction projects, the labor component will not be subject to competitive bidding; rather, the wages paid to the various classes of construction labor are set by government officials at rates determined to prevail in the job site's locality--typically, prevailing union wages.
Under IRC section 7430 (c)(4), a taxpayer who is the prevailing party can recover reasonable litigation costs.
Non-profits are not exempt from paying prevailing wages to employees or from following OSHA regulations if they employ at least one person.
Y's case involves a further consideration, because he brought his claims under Federal statutes that authorize fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs' attorneys.
The appeals court held that the prisoner was the prevailing party within the meaning of [section] 1988 and the prisoner, who prevailed on appeal, was entitled to attorney fees for the appellate work under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).
As a result, free blacks drew upon the prevailing ideological landscape, fashioning a protest ideology that provided a strategy for challenging racial inequality.
Elsewhere the statement argues, "Islam does not hold that if it is not the prevailing religion of a society, then irreligion must prevail.