be [glad etc.] to see the back of

be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of somebody/something

to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see the back of her. I'll be glad to see the back of this thesis. It's been going on far too long.
See also: back, of, see