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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Our teenage crush lasted for about a year and a half and sadly, we went our separate ways.
Luke said: "We went our separate ways this summer after leaving Greenhead College.
A reunion is being planned to catch up on the missing years, since we went our separate ways.
We exchanged pleasantries and a few comments about each other's vehicle, then went our separate ways.
After a few minutes we went our separate ways, and as always, I felt refreshed by our meeting.
At that time the signal changed and we went our separate ways.
For the record, Elie and I each went our separate ways in terms of pursuing business ventures when the Pennsylvania Hotel was sold in 1997," the elder Hirschfeld said in a deposition.
Q MY wife and I went our separate ways ten years ago now, but I never bothered to do anything about a divorce because for a long time I wanted us to get back together.