Meaning of “fence-mending” in the English Dictionary

"fence-mending" in British English

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fence-mendingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfensˌmen.dɪŋ/ us /ˈfensˌmen.dɪŋ/

the act of trying to help opposing sides in a disagreement to agree:

Fence-mending is what she is best at; she's a wonderful listener.

fence-mendingadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˈfensˌmen.dɪŋ/ us /ˈfensˌmen.dɪŋ/

trying to help opposing sides in a disagreement to agree:

The UN Secretary General is on a fence-mending mission.

(Definition of “fence-mending” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)