go (one's) separate ways

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go (one's) separate ways

1. Literally, to go to different places after parting. Once we got back to the first floor, Phil and I went our separate ways to our respective offices.
2. To end a relationship. 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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References in classic literature ?
When that won't do, they ha' gowd an' other cash, an' they can say "This for yo' an' that for me," an' they can go their separate ways. We can't.
An insider said: "It seemed normal that after splitting they would go their separate ways. It's a surprise they're now planning to keep working togeth
However, the children become embittered with the consequences of their powers and later on go their separate ways - until the untimely and mysterious death of The Monocler brings them back together.
Both parties should go their separate ways,' she held.
Dampier is not the only expert who thinks that Prince William and Prince Harry will soon go their separate ways with regards to their royal roles and jobs.
But they're in different stages of their lives and, after a lot of careful thought, came to a decision that it's best for everyone if they do go their separate ways.
FORMER SSI workers gathered for a final farewell pint last night before they go their separate ways.
BRIAN McFadden has warned One Direction members they might face obscurity when they go their separate ways next year...
Washington, March 30 ( ANI ): Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald have decided to go their separate ways after nearly three years of marriage, according to their rep.
A joint statement by founder Michael Eavis and the firm said the time was "right for both parties to go their separate ways".
In an age where families often break up and go their separate ways, here we have a mother, her two sons and her daughter trying to work out how to import heroin with all the potential for addiction and misery.
Developers Urban Splash and Sefton council, which own the site, have now decided to go their separate ways after the viability of the project was hit by the recession.
Members have decided to go their separate ways 15 years after their album, Expecting To Fly, knocked Oasis's (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Summary: Will.i.am has denied claims that the Black Eyed Peas are going to go their separate ways.
They are 5-2 to part next year and 11-4 to go their separate ways any time after 2011.