One recent survey showed a clear majority believed that neither party was capable of mending “Broken Britain.”
London may as well also require that cabbies master the art of saddling a horse and mending a harness.
In her frantic final hours on network TV, the talk queen is mending fences with ex-friends (Whoopi, Roseanne).
For years, Schmidt lived in poverty, eating beans and mending his clothes with flour sacks.
So, he decided to give the church a chance, if not just for the sake of mending his relationship with his mother.
I am not going to cut my own throat for the sake of mending any man's little finger.
There were maids to do the mending and the sewing, so how could she serve there?
Stop, friend, said he to the smith, let the simpleton go; this is not past mending yet.
I noticed a canvas carrier for a binder which Whinnie had been mending.
This accounted partly for the mending although there was some sentiment about it too.
c.1200, "to repair," from a shortened form of Old French amender (see amend). Meaning "to put right, atone for, amend (one's life), repent" is from c.1300; that of "to regain health" is from early 15c. Related: Mended; mending.
early 14c., "recompense, reparation," from mend (v.). Meaning "act of mending; a repaired hole or rip in fabric" is from 1888. Phrase on the mend attested from 1802.