be glad to see the back of someone or something
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!
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be glad to see the back of someone or somethingmainly 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.
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