- a quarrel or estrangement between persons formerly in close association with one another.
Origin of falling-out
1560–70; nominalization of verb phrase fall out; see -ing1
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Examples from the Web for falling-out
After the falling-out with the Board member she refused to give up the data.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
It was abject and degrading, like a falling-out among thieves.Captain Macklin
Richard Harding Davis
It was too bad the little creatures had had a falling-out so soon, but please wait just a moment and see what happens.Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble
Howard R. Garis
Thence dates the falling-out with Hummel, between whom and Beethoven there never existed a real intimate friendship.The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume II (of 3)
Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Yes, madam, I dont know why you and I should have a falling-out.