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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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So get rid of us, and free the organization to move much faster.
One certain good remit of this policy is that it would end whatever terrorism is motivated solely by a desire to get rid of us.