Definition of 'olive branch'
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You will know quickly if she is capable of taking this olive branch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hold out an olive branch. The Sun (2017)Offer an olive branch and apply damage control. The Sun (2015)He offered them an olive branch anyway. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The olive branch had been proffered. THE HITLER-HESS DECEPTION (2003)Please consider the olive branch extended. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I held out an olive branch and he slapped me in the face with it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tell her you love her but you love your family too and are going to offer an olive branch and try to heal the rift. The Sun (2014)Try offering an olive branch. The Sun (2014)Was the phrase a KP olive branch? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Argentina offered the olive branch amid fears its aggressive behaviour over the islands will get it kicked out of the G20 group of leading nations. The Sun (2012)A gracious olive branch from the victor to the vanquished: this will be a family that heals rifts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But expect, too, the insincere offer of an olive branch. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last night the 24-year-old was back in the team, having been offered an olive branch of sorts from his manager. Times, Sunday Times (2015)After the wedding I swallowed my pride and offered her an olive branch - she snapped it in half. The Sun (2010)Problem is, they're too busy raising money for charity or building an electric bike to care that their dad is holding out an olive branch. The Sun (2012)
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