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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

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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Basically, I felt it was a bit complicated to pray and remember everything, being a native German speaker," Mende, who chose the Muslim name "Sheikh" upon his conversion in 2008, told Khaleej Times.
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I'm not sure of the importance of being listed from a recruiting point of view," says Mende.
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A cast of eight international actors tell the moving story of how Mende was abducted at the age of 12 and sold to a master in Khartoum.
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Esmerelda was born to Mendes in September and the actress is reportedly enjoying the new phase of her life.
So fair, so responsible that Mendes is believed to have brokered well over ONE BILLION pounds' worth of transfers in his time as a super-agent.
A call handler returned the call and spoke to two men and a woman, identi[euro]ed as Ms Mendes, who said they were at the address, with Ms Mendes claiming that she had been assaulted.
Mendes was spotted chatting on the phone in her grey Lexus SUV.
HUDSON -- About the only thing more surprising than the final score of Thursday night's game was that Dan Mendes didn't win the 50-50 raffle drawing at halftime.
FILMMAKER Sam Mendes could be heading back to Bond despite saying he would not sign up to make the next film after his success with Skyfall.
Mendes was very much in the news in January as the UAE participated in the Asian qualifiers for the 2013 Fifa Beach Soccer World Cup to be hosted in Tahiti later this summer.
Perhaps very little, but Mendes is a skilled practitioner, and fans have high hopes for his film.
Summary: It has been announced that Kate Winslet has separated from her director husband Sam Mendes after nearly seven years of marriage.