go your separate ways

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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And, as it doesn't look as if he'll change his mind, it's obvious you two will have to go your separate ways.
Professionals aren't people who serve you once, and then you both go your separate ways.
And if the boyfriend can't or won't accept this fact, then you just go your separate ways.