offer an olive branch (to someone)

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offer an olive branch (to someone)

To extend an offer or gesture of peace, reconciliation, truce, etc. (to someone), so as to end a disagreement or dispute. (Can also be formulated as "offer someone an olive branch.") The conservatives in Congress seem to be offering an olive branch to Democrats on the issue of raising the debt ceiling. If you find yourself in a spat with a friend, try to be the bigger person and be the one to offer an olive branch. I was still hurt by the way my parents had lied to me, but I decided to offer them an olive branch at Christmas.
See also: branch, offer, olive
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KARACHI -- Following days of uncertainty within MQM-P ranks, party leader Farooq Sattar on Friday offered an olive branch to the party's Bahadurabad group to end the current impasse over the issue of Senate tickets.
A reconciliatory mood has dramatically formed since North Korean leader Kim offered an olive branch to the South in his New Year speech, saying that he is willing to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
TAP) -Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.
But ex-Jambo Stewart has offered an olive branch suggesting they meet to resolve their differences.
But, in a departure from his speech at the United Nations, Trump did not call Kim "Rocket Man," and did not threaten to destroy North Korea, instead, he offered an olive branch.
The salaried class was offered an olive branch by merging seven-year old 50 percent ad hoc allowance and giving further 10 percent increase in salaries but on ad hoc basis.
The Prime Minister offered an olive branch to businesses concerned about the proposals but unions reacted angrily to the announcement.
Wasps, who recently suspended ground sharing talks, seemed to have offered an olive branch by approaching Mr Anderson for him to put forward his thoughts on the matter.
After the incidents in France over the past couple of weeks, the rights of freedom of the press has been highlighted, and maybe the club have realised this and offered an olive branch.
ENDA Kenny has insisted there will be no General Election this year - as he offered an olive branch to Independent TDs.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Pope Francis called for more dialogue with Islam and offered an olive branch to China and other countries that don't have diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
Since the unrest, the government has offered an olive branch to opposition groups, inviting them to the table of negotiation, the outcomes of which will determine the future of the country.
Bush and offered an olive branch to Iran, saying he wanted a new beginning with the country that Bush had labelled part of the "axis of evil.
But Williams has now offered an olive branch, poking fun at himself by signing the note "D-Cup".