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fence-mending

[fens-men-ding] /ˈfɛnsˌmɛn dɪŋ/
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.
adjective
2.
of, pertaining to, or promoting fence-mending.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; Americanism
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