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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

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
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Mending urged other chief executives, whose municipalities are covered by the BUB program, to immediately submit to his office their project proposals and other requirements and vital documentation indicating project cost that would facilitate the release of corresponding fund aid.
Alcala, Hataman, and Mending distributed farm inputs - machineries and livestock - to Maranao, Iranun, and Maguindanaoan farmers.
The author, Connie Goldman, will be attending and will read from and discuss Tending the Earth Mending the Spirit.
Mending urged other chief executives, whose municipalities were covered by the BUB program, to submit immediately to his office their project proposals and other requirements and vital documentation indicating project cost to facilitate releases of fund aid.
Mending the Worm is noteworthy for bringing together a cadre of black authors (both established and new) writing about the most influential aspect of black culture--the black family.
Through the five sections of the anthology (five prisms, if you will)--First Light, Myth-Making, The Shifting Self, A Taste of Eden and Mending the World--we see the black family and its complexities, reflecting joy and pain.
The ladies call it Ella's Closet, and once each week 79-year-old Ella McDonald and her dedicated sewing group set to work cutting and sewing, hemming and mending.
Tenders are invited for Mending Of Canvas Bags,Blue Bags And Nylon Bags
Written by award-winning poet Joan Houlihan, The Mending Worm is a free-verse poetry collection of brief verses that nonetheless resonate with the very impression of the moment.
The actor, who broke his right leg and suffered a hairline fracture of his left leg in the fall, is reportedly mending well, but is still in a cast.