good riddance to bad rubbish


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good riddance (to bad rubbish)

It is a good thing this person or thing is leaving, because they are detrimental and one is better off without them or it. My dad is finally selling that ugly old sofa that he's had since college—good riddance! A: "Did you hear that Janet's husband is moving out?" B: "Good riddance to bad rubbish. That deadbeat was really dragging her down."
See also: bad, good, riddance

good riddance to bad rubbish

An expression used when one is pleased that someone or something is leaving or stopping. Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good riddance to bad rubbish!
See also: bad, good, riddance, rubbish
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His incapacity benefit should be stopped and his case reviewed, and if he is as ill as he makes out he might pop his clogs in the meantime - good riddance to bad rubbish.
Your views have been consigned to history, Mr Watson, and as far as I'm concerned it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
A staff member said: "The rest of the staff are happy - it's good riddance to bad rubbish.
She's leaving parliament at the next election - unlike me - so it's good riddance to bad rubbish.
My mum always said it was good riddance to bad rubbish and we were all better off without him.
My mum says it is good riddance to bad rubbish and if he hadn't been cremated she would dance on his grave.
It looks as if the Spice Girls are finally on the slide, and all I can say is, good riddance to bad rubbish.
The rest of the family were very nasty and cruel and said it was good riddance to bad rubbish, but I think what happened to me must have happened to her.