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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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Domestic vermin control ONE well-known jockey has been in the news recently for some domestic problems and, in matters like this, whoever it may concern, letting the dust settle is paramount.
An 8lb hike in the weights means the gelding may have to step up in class at some stage but Martin is letting the dust settle before deciding on his charge's next objective.
Shepherd is, quite sensibly, letting the dust settle on the managerial situation but my feeling is Martin O'Neill remains United's No 1 choice.
We haven't had discussions since he handed in the request and we are letting the dust settle on things.
As for letting the dust settle, DePodesta said he didn't have a firm grasp on when that might happen.
Naturally I'm greatly concerned for my granddaughter's welfare, and I think it's just a matter of letting the dust settle on this whole matter and then working out what is the best for Tiger.
Godolphin's King George sixth Doyen came out of the race "very well", according to racing manager Simon Crisford, who added: "We'll be letting the dust settle before making any definite plans about his next run.
He is letting the dust settle after the gelding's reappearance victory in the Edward Hanmer Chase at Haydock Park on Wednesday, a penalty for which takes the grey's weight in the Newbury feature up to 12st 4lb.
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