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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

mend (one's) pace

old-fashioned To begin moving faster, especially to meet the speed of another person. Noticing me behind him, the man mended his pace, and I mended mine, until we both began running through the crowded alleyways.
See also: mend, pace

least said, soonest mended

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
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.
See also: least, mende, said, soon
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"If it's a popularity contest, they should make it clearer," says Mende. Google could not be reached for immediate comment.
From the mid 1960s to the late '70s, Mendes established his legendary status by taking singles like the famous Mas Que Nada and The Look of Love to the top of pop charts around the world.
In similar style to his sensational strike for the first team at Luton last season, however, Mendes - who will be 29 a week tomorrow - cut inside and unleashed an unstoppable right-foot drive.
Mendes should just stick to his own job as editor for Jews and Australian Politics, not try to meddle in the editorial policy of Arena Magazine.
11, 2001, attacks to impose what Candido Mendes, a Brazilian political analyst, calls "a civilization of fear."
This overlap of land and labor struggles with environmental preservation brought Mendes the attention of conservationists who shared his goal of preserving the rainforest, but for very different reasons.
Mendes has reached his hometown for his forthcoming concert at Toronto's Rogers Centre on Friday (local time), which is the last halt on the leg of his tour before he hit abroad later this month.
The insider explained that Gosling and Mendes are dealing with their issues in different ways, and this is making their relationship problems even more complicated.
Apart from Manila, Mendes will also visit Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Macau and Tokyo.
but if you want we can play hockey for it but i heard you're a real bender the ice we could just drop the buckets and tilt for it," Bieber reacted to Mendes's Instagram post on Monday.
Sources said that apart from daughters 4-year-old Esmeralda Amada and 2-year-old Amada Lee, Mendes' mother, Eva Perez Suarez, and other family members were also present.
UNITED manager Jose Mourinho claims he has not spoken to his agent Jorge Mendes for 'a long time'.
Parks is the latest Portugalbased player to be linked with Villa following news that super-agent Jorge Mendes will be advising the club's new owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens on transfers.
EVERTON have continued their backroom reshuffle with the appointment of Bruno Mendes as the club's new head of performance.