North American informal Be pleasant or polite to someone, typically in a hypocritical way: the seat next him was empty, so he wasn’t required to make nice with a stranger
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- Bush and Fox were making nice at the recent Summit of the Americas in Monterrey, Mexico, about Fox's immigration policy pretenses, with ‘free trade’ issues pushed to the backest of burners.
- Meanwhile, one sees constant photo-ops of the President making nice with the Saudis, who have reasons of their own to worry about destabilization, while Kurdish leaders are met with in secret and at a much lower level.
- Everyone was making nice at the White House Christmas party for the press.