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English definition of “the dust settles”

the dust settles

If the dust settles after an argument or big change, the situation becomes calmer: Let the dust settle a bit before you make any decisions about the future.Peaceful and tranquil
(Definition of the dust settles from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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