go (one's) separate ways

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go (one's) separate ways

1. To part from someone else's company. Once we got back to the first floor, Phil and I went our separate ways to our respective offices.
2. To end a relationship with someone. My boyfriend and I went our separate ways because he wanted to get married, and I didn't.
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go your separate ways

1 leave in a different direction from someone with whom you have just travelled or spent time. 2 end a romantic, professional, or other relationship.
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go your separate ˈways

(of two or more people) stop seeing each other socially, because you are living in different places, doing different jobs, etc: After school we went our separate ways.
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