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simmer down

1. To become gradually less intense, agitated, or frenetic. Until the violence in the region simmers down, we are advising all citizens to avoid traveling there. We've been crazy busy the last few months, but things are finally starting to simmer down a little.
2. To calm down after being overly angry, excited, or stimulated. The kids need to start simmering down before bedtime. Just simmer down, Frank, you're too angry to make a rational decision about this.
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simmer down

 
1. Lit. to decrease in intensity. (As boiling dies down when the heat is lowered or removed.) The hectic activity of the day finally simmered down. When things simmer down in the fall, this is a much nicer place.
2. Fig. [for someone] to become calm or less agitated. I wish you would simmer down. Please simmer down, you guys!
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simmer down

Become calm after anger or excitement, as in Simmer down, Mary; I'm sure he'll make it up to you, or I haven't time to look at your report now, but I will when things have simmered down a bit . This idiom derives from simmer in the sense of "cook at low heat, below the boiling point." [Second half of 1800s]
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simmer down

v.
1. To become calm after excitement or anger: We left him to simmer down after the argument.
2. To reduce a liquid by heating it to a simmer and allowing the water to evaporate: We simmered down the chili until it was thick enough to hold a spoon upright. Return the sauce to the pan and simmer it down to a medium thickness.
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simmer (down)

1. in. to reduce one’s anger. Simmer down, you guys.
2. in. to get quiet. I waited till things began to simmer down, and then I started.
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simmer

verb
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Simmers and Duncan were bailed on the condition they don't attend any Scottish football matches.
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"The national side have done very well recently but the majority of the side play their rugby outside Scotland," said Simmers.
Reduce the heat to low; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
In 1970, when her brother lost the family sailboat during a camping holiday, Ingrid Simmer asked him to replace it with a windsurf board.
"The rapid rise of staff members is not only a testament to the hard work of the individuals themselves, it is also a testament to the training and mentoring that individuals are receiving by Shawn as Vice President in charge of the growth of the organization," states David Simmers President.
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Simmers was charged after a probe by the Scottish Environmental Agency.
Kelly has already moved through the initial stage of the company career path and will be managing her own team in the next stage of her career development with Simmers Financial.
Mark Laing, managing director of the Craigmillar firm, who employ 100 and are best known for Nairn's oatcakes, said: 'The products have received a good reception from the trade.' He added that Simmers expected double-digit sales growth this year.
Peoria, AZ, January 05, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Simmers Financial Group names Shawn Mora Vice President, promoting him from Operations Manager.
PIG tycoon Arthur Simmers has been barred from selling pork in Scotland after claims of animal cruelty in his farm empire.