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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
See also: on, prevail
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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.
If the landlord prevails entirely, then matters are clear.
In residential leases, a statute, RPL [section] 234, provides that if the landlord has a lease right to attorneys' fees, then the tenant automatically has a reciprocal right to recover such fees if it prevails.
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.
3) Make certain that plaintiffs do not receive an attorney's fee award for separate unsuccessful 1983 claims, even when the plaintiff prevails on another claim, and
When we have the opportunity to fully explain our story, the facts will prevail,'' she said.
They will find the rent-stabilized tenancies will prevail," he said.
It is only when, as, and if Intuitive Surgical prevails in the appeals process that they would be entitled to the disputed claims.
We feel that we will ultimately prevail on our claims related to Intuitive Surgical's infringement.
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.