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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.
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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."
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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

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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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.
And club owners Fosun have been able to call on Mendes's expertise in the transfer market, with the signings of Ruben Neves and Diogo Jota being particularly big success stories.
Tickets prices for Mendes' concert range from P2,200 to P 8,900.
Apart from Manila, Mendes will also visit Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Macau and Tokyo.
Cruzeiro's director of grassroots football, Amarildo Riberio, said Mendes has "high technical quality", versatility, pace and lethal finishing.
The latter broke up with husband Stephen Campbell Moore last year, and Mendes is suspecting that Foy and her beau could be having an affair.
Wolves have eight Portuguese players in their squad and their supporters donned Mendes masks last year to celebrate their return to the top flight.
"If Jorge Mendes can bring me a player like he has just done (Andre Moreira) I'd be delighted."
New Blues boss Marco Silva has brought Mendes to Everton after over a decade with the Lisbon club.
And while heaping praise on the job achieved by nowdeparted gaffer Jack Ross, Mendes rates his Millennium Champions higher, not even sparing a space for star man Lewis Morgan.
Questions were raised over why the Portuguese ex-international was pictured with the 24-year-old, but the answer is clear: Deco is now an agent who works for GestiFute alongside Mendes, having been represented by him as a player.
WOLVES are keen to move on after the English Football League found their well-documented relationship with super-agent Jorge Mendes did not breach regulations.
Down in Dubai to attend the 'Global Skills and Education Forum 2018' en route to starting the defence of his world title in Melbourne, Hamilton accepted a challenge from former Al Ain footballer Rodrigo Mendes.
Noting that the "fight is not over", Reinhart posted her photo, as well as those of Camila Mendes (Riverdale's Veronica Lodge), during their February shoot for Cosmopolitan.