Meaning of “the calm before the storm” in the English Dictionary

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"the calm before the storm" in British English

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the calm before the storm

a quiet or peaceful period before a period during which there is great activity, argument, or difficulty:

I like to get everything done before the guests arrive and relax for a moment in the calm before the storm.

(Definition of “the calm before the storm” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)