Casual Conversational English (Phrases and Sentences in Different Scenarios – Top 600+ Terms)/
Defusing a Situation

Defusing a Situation

Total: 16 words

Let's calm down.

phrase

said to make someone less angry, upset, or emotional

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Take it easy.

idiom

to rest, relax, or be calm

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This is getting out of hand.

phrase

said when a situation is becoming too difficult to control

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Take a breather.

phrase

said to stop the discussion or conflict so that the involved person can calm down and assess the situation better

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Simmer down.

phrase

another way of telling someone to calm down

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Chill.

phrase

a very casual way of telling someone to calm down

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Clear your head.

phrase

said to suggest that someone remain calm and not let emotions cloud their judgment

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Hold your horses.

expression

used to tell someone to slow down or be patient instead of acting rashly and thoughtlessly

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Cool it!

phrase

slang for `calm down`

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Break it up.

phrase

often said when separating parties that are having a physical altercation

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Take a chill pill.

phrase

a very casual way of telling someone to calm down

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Cool your jets!

phrase

a very informal way of telling someone to relax and be calm

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Loosen up.

phrase

a casual way of telling someone to be less serious and uptight or to be more relaxed

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Dial it down.

phrase

said to lessen the intensity of a situation

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Give it a break. / Give it a rest.

phrase

said to tell someone to stop talking about something unpleasant or to drop a subject

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We can talk about this.

phrase

said when the situation has become tensed; can also be said to mean that a conflict can be resolved through proper communication

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