Meaning of fence-mending

fence-mend•ing

Pronunciation: (fens'men"ding), [key]
— Informal. Informal.
—n.
  1. the practice of reestablishing or strengthening personal, business, or political contacts and relationships by conciliation or negotiation, as after a dispute, disagreement, or period of inactivity.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or promoting fence-mending.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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