the dust settles

the dust settles

if the dust settles after an argument, a problem, or an event which has caused a lot of changes, the situation becomes calmer We decided to let the dust settle before trying to deal with any other problems. You'd better wait until the dust settles before you mention anything else.
See bite the dust, gather dust, see for dust, turn to dust
See also: dust, settle
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When the dust settles and this once in a lifetime event has passed, can we please have a safe crossing point on Sycamore Avenue in Golcar.
NORTH East Liberal Democrats have vowed to "listen and work hard" as the dust settles on a disappointing EU poll.
When the dust settles, we'll have to take that from the games.
Obviously when the dust settles and you have time to think about it then we're going to think of it being a good point, but now it doesn't feel like that, it's a bitter pill to swallow.
Andrews prepares to release Part II of his Hollywood story When The Dust Settles - I Am Still Standing.
But when the dust settles there well may be a deal to be done, perhaps for next season.
But as the dust settles on their short stay in the Championship, minds have already turned to how they avoid a swift return with the huge spending power they once enjoyed now a thing of the past.
Racing boss Con Baker explained: "We have quite a few potential runners booked in for trials on Wednesday, and it seemed a much better option to leave the entries until the next day to see how the dust settles, so to speak.
But as the dust settles those who''ve been fighting will have to work together to best represent our students.
AS the dust settles on the shocking departure of Paula Abdul, 47, from next season's American Idol, now comes confirmation from Victoria Beckham's publicist that the former Posh Spice, 35, will make a 'one-off appearance' as a guest judge on the top-rated show followed by thousands of viewers in Bahrain.
Stirring the Pot says the expenses row will have consequences: "Once the dust settles decent politicians will say enough is enough and we'll have a batch of new MPs too busy finding their feet to get anything done.
As the dust settles on a bitterly disappointing end to Cardiff's season, Vince Alm sums up his mood on the season - and that finish "AFTER the game there was obviously bitter disappointment and a lot of anger.
Once the dust settles, currency trajectories are expected to follow relative growth paths.
IT will take a long time before the dust settles on the events on Wearside last Saturday.
THE powers that be at the Irish FA will be happy that it's been a pretty quiet week as the dust settles on the sacking of Howard Wells.