be rid of

be rid of

To separate oneself from something or someone else. I'm so glad to be rid of that project. It had so many parts and felt like a burden for weeks! Thank God we're finally rid of our houseguests and can go back to living our normal lives!
See also: of, rid
References in classic literature ?
said the Hedgehog; "do you not want to be rid of them?
I would urge them more myself, but that I am impatient to be rid of him, as Mainwaring comes within half an hour.
But they want to be rid of life; what care they if they bind others still faster with their chains and gifts
Edna was glad to be rid of her father when he finally took himself off with his wedding garments and his bridal gifts, with his padded shoulders, his Bible reading, his "toddies" and ponderous oaths.
I believe you fully; I would trust you before any man alive, ay, before myself, if I could make the choice; but indeed it isn't what you fancy; it is not as bad as that; and just to put your good heart at rest, I will tell you one thing: the moment I choose, I can be rid of Mr.
Milk is very nice, especially with a drop of brandy in it, but the domestic cow is only too glad to be rid of it.
prince, who was starting for Moscow, and received his thanks, he was happy to be rid of his uncomfortable position and the unpleasant reflection of himself.
It's time for gay men to be rid of a drastic misconception about their sex lives, a misconception they've inherited from straight people eager to apply gender stereotypes to sex between two males.
And that's an evil thing he did, and to be rid of that evil would be no bad thing.
An example of mayoral political arrogance that this city is lucky to be rid of occurred recently when, before the election, Mayor Riordan took Antonio Villaraigosa over the city in a helicopter and told him, ``This will be your city.
I would repeatedly wash my hands but never get rid of Jackie presence, because I never want to be rid of it.