Bury the Hatchet: Origin and Meaning

To end an argument with someone and become friends again.
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.
“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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