hear the last of (someone or something)

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hear the last of (someone or something)

To have the final encounter with a certain person or thing. Often used in the negative to indicate that someone or something will be encountered again in the future. I doubt we've heard the last of Mr. Cramer—he frequently complains to our department. When will I hear the last of this stupid fight between you two?
See also: hear, last, of

hear/see the ˈlast of somebody/something

hear/see somebody/something for the last time: That was the last I ever saw of her.Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this matter.
See also: hear, last, of, see, somebody, something
References in classic literature ?
Gradgrind, who had opened the door without being heard, 'to do nothing of that description, for goodness' sake, you inconsiderate girl, or I shall never hear the last of it from your father.
Don't stand there and tell me such stuff, Louisa, to my face, when you know very well that if it was ever to reach your father's ears I should never hear the last of it.
If the story once got abroad, I would never hear the last of it.
But we don't want to be the laughing stock of this whole town, I reckon, and never hear the last of this thing as long as we live.
Finally he said, "I'll never let him hear the last of that woman.
He said old Jeff Hooker would tell everybody, and we'd never hear the last of it.
CECILY, BITTERLY: "I suppose I'll never hear the last of that mucilage.
If he found out I had done that I should never hear the last of it.
If it were dogs or cats, you would never hear the last of it.
My initial fear was that if Wello or Kez get it, we'll never hear the last of it in the dressing room
Your friends would never let you hear the last of it.