part ways

idiom

Definition of part ways

chiefly US
1 : to end a relationship The band members parted ways after releasing their third album. often + withShe has since parted ways with the organization.
2 : to leave each other We said our goodbyes and parted ways.
3 : to disagree with someone about something We part ways on that issue.

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“Part ways.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/part%20ways. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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