To bury the hatchet

English Idioms and Slang

To bury the hatchet

To bury the hatchet = to resolve a problem and make peace


Bury = to dig a hole in the ground, place something in it and fill it back up with earth
Hatchet = a small tool used for cutting down small trees.


  • After fighting for 3 weeks, they finally were able to bury the hatchet and be friends again.
  • We decided to bury the hatchet and move on. We get on really well now.


Have you ever had an argument with a friend but decided to bury the hatchet?



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