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Build bridges with someone vs Burn bridges with someone

build bridges with someonetry to make new friends or establish cooperation with an opponent:

  • We must work with leaders of these countries and build bridges with them—both economically and politically.

burn bridges with someonedo smth. that makes former relationship with smb. difficult or impossible:

  • Robb has moved considerably leftward, and he has burned bridges with many leaders in the state.