kiss and make up

This page is about the idiom kiss and make up.

Meaning: If you kiss and make up with someone, you get over a disagreement and become friendly again.

For example:

  • After years of disputes, the leaders of Russia and the U.S. finally kissed and made up.

  • Don't you think it's time you and your brother forgot about what happened and kissed and made up?

Note: This idiom can be used literally, in which case it refers to people actually kissing, or figuratively, in which case no actual kissing occurs.

Quick Quiz:

My friend and I kissed and made up, and we said we'd forget about

a. the fight we'd had

b. the fun we'd had

c. the friendship we'd had

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Contributor: Matt Errey