kiss and make up

kiss and make up

To reconcile or resolve differences. The phrase can refer to a literal kiss, typically among a romantic couple, but is also used figuratively. I'm glad you two finally kissed and made up. It was awkward with you fighting.
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kiss and make up

 
1. Lit. [for two people who have been arguing] to kiss each other and apologize. John apologized to his wife for disagreeing with her, and they finally kissed and made up.
2. Fig. to forgive someone and be friends again. They were very angry, but in the end they kissed and made up. I'm sorry. Let's kiss and make up.
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kiss and make up

Settle one's differences, reconcile, as in The two friends decided to kiss and make up. This colloquial expression has largely replaced kiss and be friends, dating from the 1400s. [Mid-1900s]
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kiss and make up

If two people or groups kiss and make up, they become friends again after an argument or fight. I sent her a big bottle of champagne with a note saying, Sorry, hope we can kiss and make up. They argue constantly and publicly but always manage to kiss and make up.
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kiss and make up

become reconciled.
1991 Economist [China] and Vietnam are preparing to kiss and make up in the cause of socialist solidarity.
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References in periodicals archive ?
But generally you kiss and make up and get on with your football.
Normally they can thrash things out and kiss and make up.
Six out of 10 people refuse to kiss and make up quickly, preferring to sulk rather than admit they are in the wrong.
And a third of adults reckon they get on better after they kiss and make up.