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British pronunciation/ðə dˈʌst sˈɛtəl/
American pronunciation/ðə dˈʌst sˈɛɾəl/
the dust settle
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to allow or wait for a situation to become calmer or more stable after a significant change or serious dispute

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the dust [settle] definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "let the dust settle" and when to use it?

The origin of the phrase "let the dust settle" can be traced back to literal dust settling after a disturbance or commotion, such as a battle or a construction activity. When dust is stirred up, it takes some time for the particles to settle back down and for visibility to improve. This literal concept of waiting for the dust to settle eventually evolved into a metaphorical expression. It is employed to suggest the importance of allowing a period of time for emotions to calm down, tensions to ease, or chaos to subside before making decisions or taking further action.

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They will let the dust settle before announcing any changes to the company structure.
I know you don't understand my motivation for this decision, but after the dust settles you'll see that there is a method in my madness.
We are currently letting the dust settle and observing the situation before taking any action.
I'm going to let the dust settle before making a decision on the matter.
I know you don't understand my motivation for this decision, but after the dust settles you'll see that there is a method to my madness.
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