|pour oil on troubled waters
Etymology: From the practice of the ancients to pour oil on the sea wave, waves to calm them.
- (idiom) To calm something or someone who is tenacious or misbehave, misbehaving.
- I better go pour oil on those troubled waters the child, children are making over there.
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for pour oil on troubled waters for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.