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Idiom

Bury the Hatchet: Origin and Meaning

Meaning
To end an argument with someone and become friends again.
Origin
bury the hatchetThis idiom originated in the 17th century in America. Native American tribes would literally bury a hatchet (a cutting tool) in the ground as a declaration of peace when their fighting ended.
Examples
“I’m so glad you and Ross decided to bury the hatchet. It will make things a lot easier when we go to the wedding next week.”

“Jennifer and I buried the hatchet last month and now we’re good friends again.”

Chris: “Hi Grace. We haven’t spoken for a year and I don’t even remember the original argument we had. I think we should bury the hatchet.”
Grace: “Yes, I think that’s a good idea. I miss having you as a friend.”
Chris: “Great! Do you want to go to the cinema tonight?”
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