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simmer down

 
1. Lit. to decrease in intensity. (As boiling dies down when the heat is lowered or removed.) The hectic activity of the day finally simmered down. When things simmer down in the fall, this is a much nicer place.
2. Fig. [for someone] to become calm or less agitated. I wish you would simmer down. Please simmer down, you guys!
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simmer down

Become calm after anger or excitement, as in Simmer down, Mary; I'm sure he'll make it up to you, or I haven't time to look at your report now, but I will when things have simmered down a bit . This idiom derives from simmer in the sense of "cook at low heat, below the boiling point." [Second half of 1800s]
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simmer down

v.
1. To become calm after excitement or anger: We left him to simmer down after the argument.
2. To reduce a liquid by heating it to a simmer and allowing the water to evaporate: We simmered down the chili until it was thick enough to hold a spoon upright. Return the sauce to the pan and simmer it down to a medium thickness.
See also: down, simmer

simmer (down)

1. in. to reduce one’s anger. Simmer down, you guys.
2. in. to get quiet. I waited till things began to simmer down, and then I started.
See also: down, simmer

simmer

verb
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The preferred bidder for the assets, Simmer and Jack currently:
Reduce heat; simmer 25 to 30 minutes, until tender.
MiHIN is making exciting progress in improving the quality and lowering the costs of healthcare for the people of Michigan," Simmer said.
Bring to a simmer and cook until mixture becomes thick, about 3 minutes.
A small amount (approximately 2 cups of rice and 2 cups of water) can simmer away, unattended, for about an hour.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the lentils are tender but still intact, about 15 minutes.
The first such transaction, with Simmers and Jack, a South African listed gold producing company (share code SIM) was recently announced by Aberdeen for US$ 10 million.
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Simmer uncovered until rice is tender, stirring occasionally, about 50 minutes.
Then simmer in just enough liquid to allow the grain to become tender.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.
Cover and simmer until barley is tender to bite, about 30 minutes.
TSX VENTURE:AAB) has entered into a binding letter of intent with Simmer and Jack Mines, Limited ("Simmers"), a public company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (Share code SIM), to provide Simmers with a loan facility of up to US$10 million to acquire the Northwest gold assets, comprising the Buffelsfontein (Buffels) and Hartebeesfontein (Harties) gold mines, approximately 100 km from Johannesburg, South Africa.