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get rid of

Also, be rid of. Eliminate, discard, or free oneself from. For example, It's time we got rid of these old newspapers, or He kept calling for months, but now we're finally rid of him. The first expression dates from the mid-1600s, the second from the 1400s. Also see get out of, def. 5.
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get rid of

To rid oneself of (something); discard or get free of: Let's get rid of that broken chair.
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References in classic literature ?
Though I quite understood that the purpose of this announcement was to get rid of me, I have no distinct remembrance whether it pleased or frightened me.
The unfeeling desire at home to get rid of me has accomplished its object.