pour oil on troubled waters

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Definition of pour oil on troubled waters

chiefly British
: to try to make peace between people who are arguing

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“Pour oil on troubled waters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pour%20oil%20on%20troubled%20waters. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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