fence-mending

[ fens-men-ding ]
/ ˈfɛnsˌmɛn dɪŋ /
Informal.

noun

the practice of reestablishing or strengthening personal, business, or political contacts and relationships by conciliation or negotiation, as after a dispute, disagreement, or period of inactivity.

adjective

of, relating to, or promoting fence-mending.

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Origin of fence-mending

1940–45; Americanism

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