One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be rid of (an unwanted person or thing)‘we were always glad to see the back of her’
- ‘Everyone seemed glad to see the back of the teal jerseys.’
- ‘I won't be sorry to see the back of all these roadworks so we can all go about our daily business.’
- ‘But when they leave most are relieved to see the back of them.’
- ‘As I said, you'd think I'd be happy to see the back of it.’
- ‘He's a fool and we can't wait to see the back of him.’
- ‘This New Year's Eve I was alone, glad to see the back of 2004 and preparing to move forward in the coming year.’
- ‘Although villagers are desperate for a new hall, they will be sad to see the back of the old one.’
- ‘When are we going to see the back of that thoroughly misleading statistic?’
- ‘By the sounds of it, they're glad to see the back of him.’
- ‘They will be glad to see the back of him in Edinburgh.’
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