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mend (one's) fences

To rectify a damaged relationship. After Jill heard that her father had become ill, she decided it was time for them to mend their fences before it was too late. The politician tried to mend his fences with his constituents after the scandal, but was not able to regain their trust before the next election.
See also: fence, mend

Least said, soonest mended.

An unfortunate or painful event, situation, or memory will be forgotten (and thus mended in one's mind) more easily if it is not discussed. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. A: "I can't believe I lost so much money on that investment." B: "Ah well, least said, soonest mended."
See also: least, soon

mend (one's) ways

To start behaving in a different, usually preferable, way. After I got in yet another fight at school, the headmaster told me that I had to mend my ways or else I'd be expelled. No matter how old you are, there is still time to mend your ways.
See also: mend, way

mend (one's) pace

old-fashioned To begin moving faster, especially to meet the speed of another person. Noticing me behind him, the man mended his pace, and I mended mine, until we both began running through the crowded alleyways.
See also: mend, pace

least said, soonest mended

If someone says least said, soonest mended, they mean that it is best not to say too much about something bad that has happened. I didn't mention the matter again. Least said, soonest mended is what I always say.
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least said, soonest mended

a difficult situation will be resolved more quickly if there is no more discussion of it.
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ˌleast ˈsaid ˌsoonest ˈmended

(British English, saying) a bad situation will pass or be forgotten most quickly if nothing more is said about it: She’s still very angry, of course, but if you ask me it’s a case of least said soonest mended.
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Aside from these things, Mendes also adores fashion, and she loves how The CW show had fun interpreting the stylish clothes of her character, Veronica Lodge, and her best friend, Betty Cooper.
After his seven-year stint in the UAE, Mendes was given a three-year contract with the Japanese national team that concluded in August this year.
Desde a publicacao dos estudos de Christovam Ayres de Magalhaes Sepulveda (1857-1930), lancados em 1904 e 1906, a fortuna critica em torno da Peregrinacao vem debatendo uma questao adicional: a possibilidade de Fernao Mendes Pinto haver sido cristao-novo, isto e, descendente de judeus convertidos em massa ao catolicismo devido ao decreto de expulsao promulgado pelo rei Manuel I em 1496.
His relationship with Miss Mendes had "broken down many months before" her death and there was no evidence that either intended to resurrect it.
In the case of the Seixas family, there is a gap in their storyline caused by Abraham Mendes Seixas' escape and his adoption of a new identity in London, and that gap obfuscates the family background.
So fair, so responsible that Mendes is believed to have brokered well over ONE BILLION euros' worth of transfers in his time as a super-agent.
Mendes was spotted chatting on the phone in her grey Lexus SUV.
Mendes, a senior quarterback, did it all for Hudson High, as the Hawks pounded visiting Auburn, 33-0, at the Morgan Bowl.
Earlier this year, Mendes said he wanted his "complete focus" to be on his stage work including productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and King Lear in London.
Perhaps very little, but Mendes is a skilled practitioner, and fans have high hopes for his film.
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Summary: It has been announced that Kate Winslet has separated from her director husband Sam Mendes after nearly seven years of marriage.
FURIOUS Kate Winslet rowed with husband Sam Mendes over his friendship with a young actress.