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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-bye and good riddance.

Cliché a phrase marking the departure of someone or something unwanted. Fred: Supposing I was to just walk out of here, just like that? Mary: I'd say good-bye and good riddance. As the garbage truck drove away, carrying the drab old chair that Mary hated so much, she said, "Good-bye and good riddance. "
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good riddance

(spoken)
I'm happy that someone or something is gone Peter and his nasty dog have finally moved out. Good riddance!
Usage notes: the full form of the phrase is good riddance to bad rubbish, which is sometimes used
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Good riddance (to bad rubbish)!

  (informal)
an impolite way of saying that you are pleased someone has left Good riddance! I hope she never comes back.
See also: good

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

Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
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