settle down

[settle down] {v.} 1. To live more quietly and sensibly; have aregular place to live and a regular job; stop acting wildly orcarelessly, especially by growing up.

John will settle down afterhe gets a job and gets married.

2. To become quiet, calm, orcomfortable.

Father settled down with the newspaper.

The housesettled down for the night after the children were put to bed.

Theteacher told the students to settle down and study the lesson.