simmer down

simmer down
simmer down
1. Lit. to decrease in intensity. (As boiling dies down when the heat is lowered or removed.) •

The hectic activity of the day finally simmered down.

When things simmer down in the fall, this is a much nicer place.

2. Fig. [for someone] to become calm or less agitated. •

I wish you would simmer down.

Please simmer down, you guys!

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{v.}, {informal} To become less angry or excited; become calmer. * /Tom got mad, but soon simmered down./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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