kiss and make up

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kiss and make up

Settle one's differences, reconcile, as in The two friends decided to kiss and make up. This colloquial expression has largely replaced kiss and be friends, dating from the 1400s. [Mid-1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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