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calm Idioms & Phrases

calm air

  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale

calm down

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    cool off; calm; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquilize; tranquillize; quiet; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear
  • verb become quiet or less intensive
    • the fighting lulled for a moment

Dead calm

  • (Naut.), no wind at all.
Webster 1913

To fall calm

  • to cease to blow; to become calm.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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