good riddance

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good riddance (to bad rubbish)

Cliché [It is] good to be rid (of worthless persons or things). (See also Goodbye and good riddance.) She slammed the door behind me and said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish!" "Good riddance to you, madam," thought I.
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good riddance

(spoken)
I'm happy that someone or something is gone Peter and his nasty dog have finally moved out. Good riddance!
Usage notes: the full form of the phrase is good riddance to bad rubbish, which is sometimes used
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good riddance

Also, good riddance to bad rubbish. A welcome loss or departure. This expression is often used as an exclamation. For example, The principal has finally retired, and most of the teachers are saying, "Good riddance!" or When Jean decided to give up her violin her relieved family quietly said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish." . [Late 1700s]
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good riddance

Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
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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.