Something's gotta give

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Dear Teachers:

What exactly does this title of a movie starring Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton mean? I'm especially curious about the use of the verb "give" as an (apparent) intransitive verb.

Thank you in advance.

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Where there are two forces acting against each other, eventually something has got to give (way).
 

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You're welcome.;-)
 
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