pour oil on troubled waters Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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pour oil on troubled waters

to do or say something in ​order to make ​peoplestoparguing and ​becomecalmer: My husband's always ​arguing with my ​father, and I'm the one who has to pour ​oil on ​troubledwaters.
(Definition of pour oil on troubled waters from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pour oil on troubled waters”
in Chinese (Simplified) 平息风波,调停争端…
in Chinese (Traditional) 平息風波,調停爭端…
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