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cooler heads will prevail

Calm people, thoughts, or actions will triumph in the end. Please, everyone, calm down! I think that cooler heads will prevail in this fight against the school board.
See also: cooler, head, prevail, will

prevail (up)on (one) to (do something)

To try to persuade, appeal to, or influence one to do something. We've prevailed upon members of congress to introduce legislation that will protect our citizens' jobs. I will prevail on him to speak at the assembly.
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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

prevail against someone or something

to win out over someone or something; to dominate someone or something. You will not prevail against me! I am sure that our team will prevail against the challengers.
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prevail (up)on someone or something (to do something)

to appeal to someone or a group to do something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) I will prevail upon her to attend the meeting. I prevailed on the committee to no avail.
See also: on, prevail

prevail on

Successfully persuade or influence, as in They prevailed on me to speak at their annual luncheon. This term uses prevail in the sense of "exert superior force." It replaced prevail with in the mid-1600s.
See also: on, prevail

prevail on

or prevail upon
v.
To successfully persuade or induce someone to do something: We prevailed on the committee to stop the developers from building a shopping mall. Lobbyists prevailed upon the president to veto the legislation.
See also: on, prevail
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2) the award, drafted by NASD personnel, did not state whether the claimant prevailed on a statutory claim; and 3) the court that was empowered to make the attorneys' fee award could not determine whether the claimant had prevailed on a statutory claim, and was thus entitled to attorneys' fees, based on the language of the award.
England's "pay into court" rule serves a similar function: If a plaintiff turns down a settlement offer and does worse at trial, the plaintiff has by definition not prevailed for purposes of fees incurred after the offer.
After the prisoners prevailed, the district court awarded over $6 million in 1988 attorney's fees.
The plaintiff prevailed only on the equal protection claim and was awarded $267,000 in damages and $377,000 in attorney's fees under 1988.
That is, Mattco had to prove it would have reached trial in the federal discrimination lawsuit and would have prevailed and obtained a judgment against General Electric.
Consequently, to have prevailed against the firm, Mattco would have needed to establish that it would have won its case against GE if the firm had handled its engagement properly.
If IRI were to prevail before both the Second Circuit and the Supreme Court, and ultimately prevailed at trial, both litigation teams advised that it was likely to be several years before IRI would be able to collect on its judgment due to post-trial motions and appeals.
In last 24 hours weather remained dry in most parts while very hot weather conditions prevailed in Sindh and lower Balochistan.
Consumers prevailed more often than business in cases that went to an arbitration hearing.
He continues, "Many people have lost loved ones in, WWI, WWII and in the current war that we are facing now, and if you look in the past we have always prevailed, we need to stand up strong, focus on the children - our new generation and the future, and realize that we will prevail in spite of it all.
Ranbaxy") has prevailed in the patent infringement lawsuit brought by GlaxoSmithKline ("GSK") relating to Ranbaxy's generic version of GSK's antibiotic "Ceftin(R).
The Defendants issued a press release today which the company maintains as a misleading headline specifying that Iocene had prevailed against Aegis and its directors in a court ruling.
The Ohio Art Company (AMEX-OAR) announced today that it has prevailed against Larami Limited, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.
Just as we are prevailing in the commercial marketplace and as we have prevailed before in patent litigation with TLC, our analysis of these newest claims gives us every confidence that we will prevail in any litigation arising from such claims.
A high level of consumer confidence has prevailed now for some months," says Fabian Linden, executive director of The Conference Board's Consumer Research Center.