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hold out/offer an olive branch

to do or say something in ​order to show that you ​want to end a ​disagreement with someone: He ​held out an olive ​branch to the ​opposition by ​releasing 42 ​politicalprisoners.
(Definition of hold out/offer an olive branch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold out/offer an olive branch”
in Chinese (Simplified) 伸出橄榄枝, 主动表达和解的愿望…
in Chinese (Traditional) 伸出橄欖枝, 主動表達和解的願望…
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