mend fences


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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.
See also: fence, mend

mend (your) fences

to try to become friendly again with someone after an argument (usually + with ) China is trying to mend fences with Russia after the recent border dispute.
See change ways
See also: fence, mend

mend fences

To improve poor relations, especially in politics: "Whatever thoughts he may have entertained about mending some fences with [them] were banished" (Conor Cruise O'Brien).
See also: fence, mend
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Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to mend fences between the
On Tuesday, efforts continued to mend fences between Hizbullah and Hariri's Future Movement and to preserve a calm political discourse among various political groups.
A Maoist politburo member said the meeting was an indication Washington wanted to mend fences now that they had won the election.
But McCain spent Monday in Texas on a presidential campaign swing, admitting that he's trying "to mend fences with conservative evangelicals in Texas" while missing the critical vote in the Senate.
But various steps, including military officials' visits, have helped mend fences in recent months.
A pal added: "Angelina is trying to mend fences with her dad.
REALIZING that support in the San Fernando Valley is what got him elected mayor of Los Angeles - and the loss of it could cost him re- election - James Hahn is trying to mend fences he broke unnecessarily.
After having voted for federal gun control legislation while in Congress, the senior George Bush sought to mend fences with the pro-gun voters before his 1988 presidential campaign.
But Mr Blunkett has attempted to mend fences by making an apology and saying no offence was intended - referring to his own Welsh heritage as proof.
Defence Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer moved swiftly to mend fences, saying on July 14 "no one is accusing India").
Jayaprada also tried to mend fences with TDP President Chandrababu Naidu by saying she had never spoken ill of him during her visit to Tirupati in April.
The paper reported that Ben-Eliezer headed an Israel delegation to Istanbul in order to mend fences with the Turkish government.
khabar" website quoted sources close to the Turkish government as sayign that President Assad will meet during the visit with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss many key issues topped by the Syrian-Iraqi file and Turkey's efforts to mend fences between the two neighbors.
I think now we can try to mend fences and I would prefer to mend them than rebuild them.
Romanov told the Record that he was back to try to mend fences with the Hearts support.