fence-mend·​ing ˈfen(t)s-ˌmen-diŋ How to pronounce fence-mending (audio)
: the rehabilitating of a deteriorated political relationship

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fence-mending was in 1947

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“Fence-mending.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fence-mending. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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