be rid of

be rid of

To separate oneself from something or someone else. I'm so glad to be rid of that project. It had so many parts and felt like a burden for weeks! Thank God we're finally rid of our houseguests and can go back to living our normal lives!
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be ˈrid of somebody/something

(formal) be free of somebody/something that has been annoying you or that you do not want: I was glad to be rid of the car when I finally sold it. ♢ (British English) He was a nuisance and we’re all well rid of him (= we’ll be much better without him).
See also: of, rid, somebody, something
References in classic literature ?
said the Hedgehog; "do you not want to be rid of them?
I would urge them more myself, but that I am impatient to be rid of him, as Mainwaring comes within half an hour.
Terming the ongoing Panama case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's children a 'war against corruption', Imran Khan says the country will soon be rid of the 'Sharif mafia'.
It's time for gay men to be rid of a drastic misconception about their sex lives, a misconception they've inherited from straight people eager to apply gender stereotypes to sex between two males.
And that's an evil thing he did, and to be rid of that evil would be no bad thing.
I, for one, am delighted to be rid of the Clintons and the Gores.