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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.
See also: cooler, head, prevail, will

prevail (up)on (one) to (do something)

To try to persuade, appeal to, or influence someone 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.
See also: prevail

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.
See also: cooler, head, prevail

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.
See also: prevail

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.
See also: on, prevail

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.
See also: on, prevail

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.
See also: on, prevail
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And even if the hotels prevail, the public still loses.
If Owner, in connection with the foregoing or in connection with any default by Tenant in the covenant to pay rent hereunder, makes any expenditure or incurs any obligations for the payment of money, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees, in instituting, prosecuting or defending any action or proceeding, and prevails in any such action or proceeding, then Tenant will reimburse Owner for such sums so paid or obligations incurred with interest and costs.
As noted above, REBNY Lease paragraph 19 provides for attorneys' fees only if, among other restrictions, the owner prevails in any such action or proceeding.
Under 1988, a person who sues under 1983 and prevails in the lawsuit is entitled not only to damages but also to an award for attorney's fees.
The Supreme Court recently decided two important cases that may significantly lessen the impact of attorney's fees under 1988, even when the plaintiff prevails in the lawsuit.
Hence, if DIDMCA prevails, then there will be no limitation on the points and fees that can be charged on first lien residential loans in Illinois; if the Illinois Interest Act prevails, then there will be a limit of 3% for points and fees on any residential loan, including first liens, with an interest rate greater than 8%.
If SCOPE prevails at the hearings, the restraining order will be in effect until the case goes to trial - meaning that West Creek would be further delayed.
The judge took action because he believed the construction would cause immediate harm, and that the case would likely prevail in court based on its merits.
Prevails in Patent Infringement Lawsuit, moved earlier today, we are advised by a representative of the company that the headline should read, "MAG Instrument, Inc.
A spokesperson for the FDIC said usually State law prevails unless the Federal Recovery Act (FIRREA) of 1989 gives the FDIC or RTC a better position.
There can be no assurance that Vicor will ultimately prevail in this litigation or, if it prevails, as to the amount of damages that would be awarded.
It is only when, as, and if Intuitive Surgical prevails in the appeals process that they would be entitled to the disputed claims.
Similarly, if MPM prevails in the District Court action, infringement damages may be assessed against DEK, and a permanent injunction may be entered prohibiting the manufacture, use or sale of infringing screen printer systems.