mend fences


mend fences
mend fences phrase
to try to become friends again with someone who you have argued with

The object of the meeting was primarily to mend fences.

Thesaurus: ending, solving and avoiding arguments and fightshyponym to start a friendshipsynonym
Main entry: mend

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I mend (one's) fences
see mend
II mend (one's) fences
make peace with a person

is it too late to mend fences with your ex-wife?

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mend fences — see mend, 1
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Main Entry:fence
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mend fences (or mend your fences)
: to improve or repair a relationship that has been damaged by an argument or disagreement

She mended fences with her father.

They are trying to mend their fences.

After the election, he spent a lot of time mending political fences.

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Main Entry:mend

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • mend fences — When people mend fences, they try to improve or restore relations that have been damaged by disputes or arguments …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • mend fences — verb to repair damage to a friendship or relationship after a disagreement or other mishap I dont think he was very happy with my work, so Im going to talk to him and try to mend fences …   Wiktionary

  • mend fences —    When people mend fences, they try to improve or restore relations that have been damaged by disputes or arguments.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • mend fences — solve political problems, listen to voters    Every summer the politicians go home and try to mend fences …   English idioms

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  • mend fences — ► mend (one s) fences make peace with a person. Main Entry: ↑mend …   English terms dictionary

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  • mend your fences — mend (your) fences to repair a relationship with someone. The mayor is trying to mend fences with members of the city council so they will approve his plan …   New idioms dictionary