Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

bury the hatchet

bury the hatchet
Meaning(s)
1) become friendly with someone again after an argument
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • bury the hatchet instead of continuing to argue
  • Analysis

    The idiom 'to bury the hatchet' means to make amends or to forget about a dispute or an argument and put it behind you.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. You and Peter haven't talked since your falling out last year. Don't you think it's about time you two buried the hatchet?
    2. I don't care what anyone says, there's no way I'm burying the hatchet with Liam until he admits that he was wrong.
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. The hostility between Marie and I was having a detrimental effect on team morale, so we agreed to bury the hatchet
    2. The two heads of department are always at odds with each other they really should bury the hatchet.
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