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fence-mending

[fens-men-ding]Informal.
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noun
  1. 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.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or promoting fence-mending.
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Origin of fence-mending

1940–45; Americanism
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