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swallow the grunt

[cf. swallow one's pride and US dial. South gruntle to grumble WSC] v. to resume friendly relations after an argument: 1977 Swallow the grunt: when someone has not been speaking to another, and then starts to be friendly (Albury 158).

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Last update: 2011-10-31 19:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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