表達 to offer an olive branch 或 to hold out an olive branch 的字面意思是“主動給人橄欖枝，主動拿出橄欖枝”，而其寓意是通過“主動給人橄欖枝”來表達和解、讓步的願望。
I think I offended Susan yesterday. I’m going to offer an olive branch and send her a box of chocolates.
The neighbours had been disagreeing about parking for weeks but, in the end, Mr Smith offered Mr Peters an olive branch and invited him to dinner.
Mark came home with a big bunch of flowers for his wife after their argument. He was offering her an olive branch.