fence mending

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social action to improve poor relations (especially in politics)

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But I told him, 'You have a lot of fence mending to do.
Painting, fence mending and gardening was the order of the day in a green volunteering campaign run under Whitbread Action Earth.
The strategy called for some quick distribution fence mending, something SF has not only got a jumpstart on but pretty much has corralled.
Ellickson further hypothesizes that neighbors keep in their heads an informal "ledger" of their multi-faceted, continuing dealings with one another, and generally try to "even up" their accounts on balance: a deficit, say, in a fence mending "account" might be offset by minding a neighbor's place while he's away.
He leads the reader through house shingling, windmill repair, evictions, fence mending, filling out of forms, and field inspections, day after day until the reader longs for the relative excitement of a car repair manual or an Internal Revenue Service guidebook.
Without such fence mending Chief Abiola and by extension, Progressives couldn't have won the 1993 presidential election.
Volunteers are needed to help painting, fence mending, weeding, planting seeds, grass and hedge cutting, emptying the compost shed and washing the greenhouse.
Hahn also is involved in some other inside-City Hall fence mending.