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part company (with one)

To separate or depart (from someone); to stop associating (with someone). Though we'd all been close on the school trip, we parted company with one another once we were back home. John and Bill parted company following their disagreement about the band's style of music.
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part company (with someone)

Fig. to leave someone; to depart from someone. Tom finally parted company with his brother. They parted company, and Tom got in his car and drove away.
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part company

Go separate ways; also, disagree about something. For example, After they reached the park Jeff and Jane parted company, or They parted company on their views of foreign policy. [Early 1700s]
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part company

1 (of two or more people) cease to be together; go in different directions. 2 (of two or more parties) cease to associate with each other, usually as the result of a disagreement.
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part ˈcompany (with/from somebody/something)


1 leave somebody; separate and go in different directions: We walked down into town together and then parted company at the station.They’ve finally parted company after a long, unhappy marriage.
2 disagree with somebody: I’m afraid I have to part company with you on the question of nuclear energy.
3 (humorous) come apart; separate: In the high winds the sail and the boat parted company.
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part company

/ways
1. To leave one another's presence; go away or separate.
2. To disagree or stop associating because of a disagreement.
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References in classic literature ?
In the midst of the prayer a fly had lit on the back of the pew in front of him and tortured his spirit by calmly rubbing its hands together, embracing its head with its arms, and polishing it so vigorously that it seemed to almost part company with the body, and the slender thread of a neck was exposed to view; scraping its wings with its hind legs and smoothing them to its body as if they had been coat-tails; going through its whole toilet as tranquilly as if it knew it was perfectly safe.
I think, therefore, that the time has come to part company with Captain Nemo.
Farmer explained that Tullin has decided to part company with the Greenbacks due to family and work commitments.
WARRINGTON are to reluctantly part company with overseas trio Chris Leikvoll, Brent Grose and Henry Fa'afili because of salary-cap constraints.
After aboard meeting the clubhavealsodecided to part company with Teale.