a parting of the ways

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - parting of the ways

"a parting of the ways"

different ​ideas or a ​disagreement about something that make two ​people or ​groups ​decide they cannot ​work together any ​longer


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - parting of the ways

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I haven't seen you in such a long time. How's life?

Friend 2:  Pretty good although my wife and I came to a parting of the ways.

Friend 1:  Really?  You got divorced?

Friend 2:  Yes, we were fighting and arguing all the time and just couldn't find a way to continue the relationship.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - parting of the ways

A trade union representative and a company management representative are talking ...

Union Rep:  Are you simply not willing to even entertain the idea of a five percent wage increase?

Management Rep:  It is simple not possible. We are only willing to give a cost of living increase, about one point six percent.

Union Rep:  Then this will have to be a parting of the ways. Prepare for a labor strike.

a parting of the ways - Usage:


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a parting of the ways - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for a parting of the ways.

a parting of the ways - Examples:

1)  It came to an end in the summer of 1968. There was an explosive parting of the ways.

2)  Although there is a history between Accenture and Arthur's, there was a parting of the ways between these two organizations well before the Enron mess.

3)  ... or wanted to work in a different way, it would mean a parting of the ways.

4)  Ultimately any decision that ends in a parting of the ways is a risk that either a cutthroat manager or an ambitious player ...

5)  Europe's integration process stands at a parting of the ways and we must now choose between a dangerous step back on the ...

6)  The triumphs are well chronicled, as is the parting of the ways when Titi moved to Barcelona. 

7)  This is the parting of the ways between me and you.

8)  ... and fans will doubtlessly be hoping the family can have an amicable parting of the ways, if the boys do go out on their own.

9)  In normal circumstances, if two partners in a commercial venture have a parting of the ways then that is their problem to resolve.

10)  ... at some point ahead of the next election there will have to be a parting of the ways.

11)  However, a shared trait of stubbornness led through various events to the parting of the ways in 2009.

12)  ... admitted if either side wished to terminate their relationship then that would herald a parting of the ways.

13)  In football, at some stage, there is always a parting of the ways between a manager and a football club.

14)  Here we are at the parting of the ways. Let us each choose a road, and part good friends.

15)  Sounds like an amicable parting of the ways. After all, reasonable minds can differ, especially on aspects ...

16)  ... far better, if he wasn't going to get that control, that the parting of the ways should happen now.

17)  This separation in the voting procedure was the parting of the ways and the meeting closed.

18)  Tuesday morning meant another parting of the ways, Mike and Jo had things to do and we had places ...

19)  He played four seasons with Nottinghamshire before an acrimonious parting of the ways.

20)  Whatever the rights and wrongs, a parting of the ways is clearly at hand.