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part company (1)

This page is about the collocation part company (1)

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to end a relationship or partnership

For example

  • There was nothing more he could teach me, so I had to part company with my first music teacher.

  • After being in a relationship for six months, we parted company and went our separate ways.

Note:
A similar collocation is "part ways"

Quick Quiz

If you and your business partner are "parting company", you're

a. starting a company together

b. selling part of your company

c. ending your partnership

Contributor: Matt Errey