live apart (from someone)

live apart (from someone)

To live in a separate location from someone with whom one formerly shared a house. My parents aren't divorced, but they've been living apart for the last few years. I just think we should live apart from each other for a while, at least until all these legal issues are resolved.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

live apart

(from someone) to live separated from a person whom one might be expected to live with. John lives apart from his wife, who has a job in another city. He lives apart, but they are still married.
See also: apart, live
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

apart from

Also, aside from. Besides, except for. For example, Apart from jogging occasionally in the park, she gets no exercise, or Aside from Sunday dinner with his parents they have not gone out for months. The first term dates from the early 1600s, the variant from the early 1800s.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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