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.
See also: branch, offer, olive
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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.
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.
The Prime Minister offered an olive branch to businesses concerned about the proposals but unions reacted angrily to the announcement.
ENDA Kenny has insisted there will be no General Election this year - as he offered an olive branch to Independent TDs.
The Wanted's Tom Parker has offered an olive branch to One Direction in a bid to end the boy bands' feud which has spilled over to affect their fans.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Pope Francis called for more dialogue with Islam and offered an olive branch to China and other countries that don't have diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
Since the unrest, the government has offered an olive branch to opposition groups, inviting them to the table of negotiation, the outcomes of which will determine the future of the country.
CAMPBELL OGILVIE last night offered an olive branch to Charles Green in an attempt to end the SFA's long-running war with Rangers.
Bush and offered an olive branch to Iran, saying he wanted a new beginning with the country that Bush had labelled part of the "axis of evil.
In return, Swift offered an olive branch to West through the lyrics of her song Innocent-which she performed at the 2010 ceremony.
However, the Prime Minister offered an olive branch to the new Skelmersdale and Ormskirk College - which is also threatened by harsh spending cuts.
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Croft, who is in charge of the policing operation, yesterday offered an olive branch to this year's participants.
In an SMS sent to its subscribers, du offered an olive branch to customers who were unhappy with their downed streaming services.