Kiss and make up

verb phrase

To become reconciled; forget past animosity: Mandela and his rival Chief Buthelezi, whose followers have been slaughtering one another by the thousands, have kissed and made up (1940s+)
Settle one’s differences, reconcile, as in The two friends decided to kiss and make up. This colloquial expression has largely replaced kiss and be friends, dating from the 1400s. [ Mid-1900s ]


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