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good riddance

An expression used when one is pleased that someone or something is leaving or stopping. A shortened version of the phrase "good riddance to bad rubbish." Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good riddance!
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good riddance (to bad rubbish)

It is a good thing this person or thing is leaving, because they are detrimental and one is better off without them or it. My dad is finally selling that ugly old sofa that he's had since college—good riddance! A: "Did you hear that Janet's husband is moving out?" B: "Good riddance to bad rubbish. That deadbeat was really dragging her down."
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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

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

You say good riddance to show that you are pleased that someone has left or that you do not have something any more. He's gone back to London and good riddance. I left Texas and said good riddance to all that.
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good riddance

said to express relief at having got free of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.
Sometimes a fuller form is used: good riddance to bad rubbish!
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good ˈriddance (to somebody/something)

an unkind way of saying that you are pleased that somebody/something has gone: ‘Goodbye and good riddance!’ she said to him angrily as he left.
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good riddance

Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
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Good riddance to the old Labour policies so favoured by Mr Keen.
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