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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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That nothing has gone wrong yet may be a coincidence, but it might also be a sign of cooler heads prevailing for ending a foreign-backed conflict that offers no benefits to the Syrian people and the larger international community.
The comments can likely be interpreted as a sign of cooler heads prevailing."