Definition of a or the parting of the ways in English:

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a (or the) parting of the ways

A point at which two people must separate or at which a decision must be taken: the best course is to seek an amicable parting of the ways
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  • That parting of the ways will mean the end of Caledonian Capital, the joint venture between the Bank of Scotland and the Royal, which was intended to fund major acquisitions and mergers using the combined firepower of the two banks.
  • A commercial parting of the ways between Scotland's professional and community clubs - which to all extents and purposes has already happened in footballing terms - is now inevitable.
  • The Section 28 debacle, which first marked the parting of the ways between Holyrood and Scotland, was an initiative of Wendy Alexander, who was also effectively the author of the Scotland Act.
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