After black clouds, clear weather.

I'm looking for a verb for 'clear weather' here. I want to comfort someone but by using a verb that carries the meaning of this. That there will be relief and comfort at the end.

Don't get/weigh much down on yourself, it will 'clear weather'.

I'm looking for a suitable verb or phrasal verb that be fitting.


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Brighten upTFD

  1. To become happier; improve one's mood or outlook

"He brightened up after you began talking with him."

  1. To make someone happier or more cheerful

"The sunny weather brightened up the tired travelers."
"A cool glass of lemonade would brighten me up right now."

Darkest hour is just before the dawnTFD
and It's always darkest just before the dawn.

Prov. When things are extremely bad, it may signal that they are about to get much better.

Jill: I feel like giving up. I don't have a job, my boyfriend left me, and they're raising the rent for my apartment.
Jane: It's always darkest just before the dawn."

Related quote from film The Dark Knight

The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you, the dawn is coming.



fair up

fair up/fair off: Chiefly Southern U.S. (meteorology) To clear: They said it was going to fair off later on, but it didn't. YourDictionary

South Midland and Southern U.S. (of the weather) To clear: It's supposed to fair off toward evening. Random House

Southern fair off and fair up, meaning "to become clear," were originally Northeastern terms and were brought to the South as settlement expanded southward and westward. They are now "regionalized to the South," according to Craig M. Carver, author of American Regional Dialects. These phrases may have prompted the coining of milding and milding down, noted respectively in Texas and Virginia by the Dictionary of American Regional English. AHD

Don't get so down on yourself, things will fair up.

let up

: Improve: If ​bad ​weather or an ​unpleasant ​situation ​lets up, it ​stops or ​improves: When the ​rain ​lets up we'll go for a ​walk. COD

Don't get so down on yourself, things will let up.

ease up

ease up/ease off: To gradually ​stop or ​become less: At last the ​rain ​began to ​ease off. COD

Don't get so down on yourself, things will ease up.

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