be rid of somebody/something

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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).
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WELL, I have never been more glad to be rid of something since I ditched an ex in the late eighties.