make a clean break

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Definition of make a clean break

: to end a relationship quickly If you don't want to keep dating him, you should just make a clean break instead of dragging it out.

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“Make a clean break.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/make%20a%20clean%20break. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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