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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28 (ANI): Formula One rivals Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa have smoked the peace pipe, after the final race of the season in Brazil.
But just smoked the peace pipe for an hour and are on our way to rocking your f***g worlds this summer by locking ourselves away somewhere with guitars and drums.
Fortunately, the Indian cricket officials realised the futility of holding the game to ransom and withdrew their pull-out threats, Anil Kumble and Ricky Ponting smoked the peace pipe, and cricket was back on track.
After months of fighting, it looks as though warring couple Liz and Jim McDonald (Beverley Callard and Charles Lawson, right) have smoked the peace pipe.