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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.
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