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let the dust settle
To allow things to 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 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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