Meaning of “pour oil on troubled waters” in the English Dictionary

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"pour oil on troubled waters" in British English

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pour oil on troubled waters

to do or say something in order to make people stop arguing and become calmer:

My husband's always arguing with my father, and I'm the one who has to pour oil on troubled waters.

(Definition of “pour oil on troubled waters” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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