Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

calm down

calm down
Meaning(s)
1) relax; become less active
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • need to calm down
  • Analysis
    To 'calm down' is the process of becoming more relaxed or less emotional. This is a phrasal verb usually used for encouraging others to behave in a less emotional way. You can ask other people to calm down or inform them that you need time to become calmer. This is a popular phrasal verb you will hear used in social and professional situations. Phrases with a similar meaning include 'relax' 'remain calm' and 'don't lose the head.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. You need to calm down before you have a heart attack. Everything will be fine.
    2. Just to be safe, let's wait for the river to calm down before we cross it.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I can tell you are extremely passionate about this project maybe we should take a break to calm downbefore discussing this further.
    2. Maria is very hotheaded I wish she would calm down then she'd be much easier to work with.
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