be glad to see the back of (someone or something)

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be glad to see the back of (someone or something)

1. To be glad to see someone leave (usually because the speaker dislikes the person). Ed has been driving me nuts with requests, so I'll be glad to see the back of him when the construction is done on his office.
2. To be glad to be rid of or finished with something, especially an unwanted or troublesome thing. Yeah, I'll be glad to see the back of this diet. Thankfully it's just another three weeks until the wedding!
See also: back, glad, of, see

be glad to see the back of someone or something

mainly BRITISH
COMMON If you are glad to see the back of someone or something, you are pleased that they have gone. Nick said last night that Carter was an awful man. He added: `We are glad to see the back of him.' Note: Adjectives such as pleased or happy are sometimes used instead of glad. Most politicians will be as pleased to see the back of him as the voters.
See also: back, glad, of, see, someone, something

be glad, etc. to see the ˈback of somebody/something

(informal, especially British English) be happy that you will not have to deal with or see somebody/something again because you do not like them/it: Was I pleased to see the back of her!This year’s been awful, I’ll be glad to see the back of it.
See also: back, of, see, somebody, something
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Your signings, Lucas and Dossena, have been as effective as Keane (Keane not having had a chance) and yet Rafa must sort his team out, sort his selections out and have faith in his players, otherwise I'll be glad to see the back of him and his negative football and nonsensical comments.