let the dust settle

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let the dust settle

To allow for things return to normal after a period of excitement, a high level of activity, etc. We should let the dust settle from the recent scandal before we make any major policy decisions. I know things have been really hectic during this project, so let's all take a bit of a break and let the dust settle a bit.
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let the ˈdust settle

(also wait for the ˈdust to settle) wait for a situation to become clear or certain: Let’s not make any decisions now — we’ll wait for the dust to settle and then decide what to do.
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Dempsey, who's been in the hot-seat for three seasons, is making no rash decisions as he lets the dust settle and added: "It was very disappointing to lose so many key players at such a crucial time.