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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

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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3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel Advantage Network, a vacation accommodations program, dedicated its charitable fundraising efforts for the month of August to Mended Little Hearts of Greater Baltimore.
To order, send a check for $20 to: Mended Hearts, c/o Kaiser Permanente, 280 W.
However, many people are still not taking basic steps -- like getting a flu shot -- to help protect themselves," said Catherine Larson, volunteer assistant regional director of Mended Hearts.
Brent DeMonte, a local Fresno heart patient and former KSEE-24 (NBC) anchor, has joined Mended Hearts to help broadcast this important message to the Fresno community.
The couple will visit local cities across the country and will launch a new support kit at the Mended Hearts annual conference to aid local chapters in their support group offering.
American Medical ID, makers of customized, medical ID bracelets and necklaces, will offer its entire product line at a 10 percent discount to Mended Hearts members and patients and will contribute an additional 10 percent of the sales to Mended Hearts.
Mended Hearts, with a grant from Merck/Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals, sponsored the survey conducted among 1,729 adults who are among the more than one million members of the Harris Interactive Chronic Illness panel (CIP).
The event will take place on Tuesday, September 20th at the Wellness Center within Longs Drugs in Del Mar (2662 Del Mar Heights Road) with an education seminar for local Mended Hearts members combined with free blood pressure screenings for the community.
The project will launch on Thursday, May 19 at the Wellness Center within Longs Drugs in Walnut Creek with an education seminar for local Mended Hearts members combined with free blood pressure screenings for the community.
WHO: Mended Hearts, Longs and Microlife Provide Free Screenings WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2005 from 11 AM - 2:30 PM WHERE: Longs Wellness Center 738 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek 94598
The core of the new program is parent-to-parent visits based on the visiting model developed by Mended Hearts, organized in 1951.
Mended Hearts, affiliated with the American Heart Association, is a national nonprofit organization offering the gift of hope to heart patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years.
SOUTH AKRON, Ohio -- Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will help raise funds for the Mended Hearts' "Do More For Your Heart" campaign while competing this week in his home state of Ohio at the Senior PGA Championship being held at Firestone Country Club.
Golfing legend Jack Nicklaus raised $33,500 in funds for the Mended Hearts' "Do More For Your Heart" campaign after carding 16 birdies and 35 pars last week at The Countrywide Tradition, the first senior major championship of the year and Nicklaus' first tournament appearance of 2002.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus will make his 2002 tournament debut and at the same time raise funds for the Mended Hearts' "Do More For Your Heart" campaign while competing in this week's Countrywide Tradition.