falling-out

falling-out
\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷\ noun (plural fallings-out or falling-outs)
Etymology: from gerund of fall out
: an instance of falling out : quarrel

Papa had falling-outs with a lot of people — Alan Le May

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ˌfalling-ˈout 7 [falling-out fallings-out] noun (informal) singular
a situation where people are no longer friends, caused by a disagreement or an argument

Dave and I

had a falling-out

.


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