count to ten
Calm down, get hold of oneself. For example, Before you tell him what you think of him, count to ten. Often used as an imperative, this phrase in effect means that if one takes the time to count from one to ten one can regain one's composure.
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In other words, the free speech exhibited by the folks at Charlie Hebdo was not virtuous—until there was a body count.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Ten of the callers identified the man as Jason Polanco of the Bronx.
What 15 months in a federal correction institution will be like, according to a man who counsels to-be inmates.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As played by Omundson, King Richard is effeminate, sincere, and ten times funnier than everyone else.
“Wait…” Suddenly a huge, graceful black marlin leaps out of the water, sending a shower of water ten feet high.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
Each day she resolved, "To-morrow I will tell Felipe;" and when to-morrow came, she put it off again.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
Ten minutes later, veiled and cloaked, she stepped out alone into the garden.
All the operations of her brain related themselves somehow to to-morrow afternoon.
The clock struck ten, and clerks poured in faster than ever, each one in a greater perspiration than his predecessor.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens