put some distance between

put some distance between (someone and oneself or something)

to move or travel away from someone or something. Jill and I aren't getting along. I need to put some distance between her and me. I drove fast to put some distance between Max and me.
See also: distance, put
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Meanwhile, Debbie is trying to put some distance between Pete and the children.
Put some distance between you: It may seem extreme but many people claim living miles away helps the relationship.
Cat B went to Maria Araujo who put some distance between herself and current champion Vero Mathy.
Redmond may have been trying to put some distance between
In Division 1 leaders Liver Academy had a narrow call with Edge Hill BCOB beating them 2-1 while Byron FC put some distance between themselves and Lower Breck after they beat Alumni 4-1.
Perhaps if you put some distance between you, he may realise he doesn't want a divorce after all.
put some distance between it and the clothing factory, saying the factory was no longer authorized to produce merchandise for the company, the report said.
However, the Koreans' better fitness showed as they scored four more tries to put some distance between them and Hall's side.
Let's hope their Cup replay the following week will be something of a distraction for them as we seek to put some distance between us and teams below us.
WATFORD have been making steady progress over the last few weeks and today's clash at home to Nottingham Forest offers them a perfect opportunity to put some distance between themselves and the relegation places.
PRESIDENT DEMETRIS Christofias yesterday put some distance between himself and his deputy Attorney-general Akis Papasavvas over the teeth implants saga, saying he would never have done something like that.
AFTER last Saturday's epic victory over Tyldesley, Widnes have a real chance to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the chasing pack desperate to get that elusive second place play-off spot.
If you put some distance between yourself and this bloke, maybe you can go back to being friends once any expectation of a romance has gone.
If you can put some distance between homework and bedtime you will have more opportunity for "making up" if some kind of conflict does occur.
Seremaia Burutu put some distance between the sides again, but indiscipline nearly cost Fiji the game as Nasoni Roko and then Vereniki Goneva were sent to the sin-bin in the final four minutes.