be glad, etc. to see the back of somebody/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, 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