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cooler heads prevail

Calm people, thoughts, or actions triumph in the end. Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed in our fight against the school board, and we were able to reach a compromise.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"It would be better if cooler heads prevailed with all parties de-escalating tensions."
As the Mueller report shows, again and again cooler heads prevailed. Corey Lewandowski did not ask former attorney general Jeff Sessions to fire Mueller, and former White House counsel Don McGahn also refused to fire the special counsel.
Cooler heads prevailed as Jordan asked not to continue with the game.
Cooler heads prevailed in the Congress, and the programs were preserved with a small increase in funding.
Amid the rancor, however, cooler heads prevailed as the governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update late last year.
But after cooler heads prevailed, last season's NBA Most Improved Player downplayed the spat and said the altercation happened in the heat of the moment.
But cooler heads prevailed and, in the end, the compromise solution was to cover the image of Lord Cornwallis with a tarp.
In some parts of the Twitterverse, though, cooler heads prevailed. "Any scandal that affects [Arab leaders], their kids, their wives, or their grandkids is a dirty plot to smear their perfect image," wrote one user .
Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. Council Chairman Craig Touma and Councilmen Glenn Choolokian, Charles Walker and Bob Anderson, perhaps still stung by the disastrous Dyster recycling program that went into effect earlier this year, all voted against funding the scheme until further information was forthcoming.
Cooler heads prevailed and they have appeared to have moved on and focused on the upcoming sanctioned fight.
Prados asserts the United States and the Soviet Union came close to war in 1983 in the wake of the shoot-down of a Korean airliner, but in the end cooler heads prevailed on both sides.
The argument that, had cooler heads prevailed, slavery would have slowly disappeared through a process of economic evolution, also does not necessarily follow.
Between the ages of 19 and 24, there's been plenty of things my kid has come out and said that I wish he hadn't but the bottom line is cooler heads prevailed. Jones has been a beloved member of that cast for years and years and he issued a public apology.
He confirmed reports that Anastasiades twice threatened to walk out from the talks until cooler heads prevailed and Germany and the IMF brought their initial double-digit figure down.
Republicans trashed the concept of compromise -- forever the staple of effective governance -- and brought the US government to the brink of financial disaster until cooler heads prevailed.