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a soft answer turns away wrath

Responding to someone in a calm, humble manner will help assuage their anger or avoid any further trouble. The expression originated in the Bible, in Proverbs 15:1: "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." I know you're really upset over these accusations, but losing your temper with them now will only ensure you lose your job. Remember—a soft answer turns away wrath. With two parents who were constantly at each others' throats—and all too quick to snap at us as well—I grew up with the knowledge that a soft answer turns away wrath.
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a soft answer turneth away wrath

Responding to someone in a calm, humble manner will help assuage their anger or avoid any further trouble. The expression originated in the Bible, in Proverbs 15:1: "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." I know you're really upset over these accusations, but losing your temper with them now will only ensure you lose your job. Remember—a soft answer turneth away wrath. With two parents who were constantly at each others' throats—and all too quick to snap at us as well—I grew up with the knowledge that a soft answer turneth away wrath.
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soft answer turneth away wrath

Prov. If you speak softly and meekly to someone who is angry with you, that person will calm down. (Biblical.) It won't do any good for you to yell at John because he yelled at you. Remember that a soft answer turneth away wrath.
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grapes of wrath

n. wine. Fred had taken a little too much of the grapes of wrath.
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wrath of God, look/feel like the

Look a mess, feel miserable. Originally the wrath of God literally meant the anger of the Almighty, and it appears a number of times in the New Testament. Likening it to human appearance or feelings, however, dates only from the twentieth century. W. R. Duncan used it in The Queen’s Messenger (1982), “Are you ill? You look like the wrath of God.” It has largely replaced a late nineteenth-century synonym, to look like the wreck of the Hesperus, which alludes to a once very popular poem of 1841, “The Wreck of the Hesperus,” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (it describes an actual shipwreck off the New England coast).
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