smoke the peace pipe (with someone)

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smoke the peace pipe (with someone)

To reach an agreement or understanding (with someone); to resolve a dispute or stop fighting (with someone). Alludes to the calumet used by certain Native American tribes for ceremonial purposes, such as a covenant or peace treaty. In a surprise turn of events, it seems that the environmentalist group is looking to smoke the peace pipe with the largest lobbying body of the oil industry. I don't understand why there has been so much tension between you. You need to both sit down like rational adults, smoke the peace pipe together, and get on with your lives.
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However, the record shows that whenever any PM has tried to smoke the peace pipe with India, he/she has been sacked by the army.
18 (ANI): Having cocked a snook at the Congress party by only agreeing to give it three seats to contest from in Bihar, Railway Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad Yadav's attempts to smoke the peace pipe with Congress president Sonia Gandhi came to naught late on Tuesday evening.
But you didn't miss the unveiling of some "new-and-improved" Musumeci, ready to smoke the peace pipe with Eugene City Councilor Bonny Bettman, whom he believes "threw a grenade" into his plans to develop the EWEB site.
The two archrivals have been trying to smoke the peace pipe ever since Jamali seized the initiative and spoke to his Indian counterpart earlier this week.
The reality is that we'll hopefully smoke the peace pipe and now (have) figured out a way to communicate so Bob and I can talk so any issue we can nip in the bud quickly.
In 1876, General Custer's intent was to sit down with Sitting Bull face-to-face and smoke the peace pipe, but alas, Custer had left his BreathAsure - and his courage - behind.