offer an olive branch (to someone)

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offer an olive branch (to someone)

To extend an offer or gesture of peace, reconciliation, truce, etc. (to someone), so as to end a disagreement or dispute. (Can also be formulated as "offer someone an olive branch.") The conservatives in Congress seem to be offering an olive branch to Democrats on the issue of raising the debt ceiling. If you find yourself in a spat with a friend, try to be the bigger person and be the one to offer an olive branch. I was still hurt by the way my parents had lied to me, but I decided to offer them an olive branch at Christmas.
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Shibli said Sanjrani's victory was a victory of the upper house, and offered an olive branch to the opposition by urging them to set aside differences and work with the treasury benches for legislation in the public interest.
ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Office on Thursday said that India has responded positively after Pakistan offered an olive branch to the arch-rival following their one-month long general elections.
tribune.com.pk islamabad Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again offered an olive branch to his Indian counterpart in the "best interest of the country".
MIKE ASHLEY has been offered an olive branch by the Newcastle United takeover candidate he labelled a "time-waster".
Lazaar has been consigned to a place in Newcastle's under-23s this term but could be offered an olive branch after Dummett's injury.
Theresa May offered an olive branch to Scottish Tories angered by talk of keeping the UK under EU fishing rules as Conservative MPs staged a show of loyalty.
Khan has offered an olive branch to India and called for mutually beneficial ties with the United States which must be reciprocated in the future, he demanded.
AN elderly woman who was ordered to rip up her rose garden will be offered an olive branch, say the parish council.
Risk-off remains in effect for now, though stocks are above earlier lows after Trump offered an olive branch to Russia on trade after threatening Syria with missiles.
KARACHI -- Following days of uncertainty within MQM-P ranks, party leader Farooq Sattar on Friday offered an olive branch to the party's Bahadurabad group to end the current impasse over the issue of Senate tickets.
A reconciliatory mood has dramatically formed since North Korean leader Kim offered an olive branch to the South in his New Year speech, saying that he is willing to discuss the North's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
The DIY SOS star, who has a son with Jessica and three children from his first marriage, "offered an olive branch" and wanted to meet her earlier this weekend.
(TAP) -Kim Jong Un on Monday warned the United States that he has a "nuclear button" on his desk ready for use if North Korea is threatened, but offered an olive branch to South Korea, saying he was "open to dialogue" with Seoul.
But ex-Jambo Stewart has offered an olive branch suggesting they meet to resolve their differences.
" But, in a departure from his speech at the United Nations, Trump did not call Kim "Rocket Man," and did not threaten to destroy North Korea, instead, he offered an olive branch.