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good riddance

An expression used when one is pleased that someone or something is leaving or stopping. A shortened version of the phrase "good riddance to bad rubbish." Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good riddance! A lot of voters are prepared to say "good riddance" to her at the end of her term.
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good riddance (to bad rubbish)

It is a good thing this detrimental person or thing is leaving, because one is better off without them or it. My dad is finally throwing out that ugly old sofa that he's had since college—good riddance! A: "Did you hear that Janet broke up with her boyfriend?" B: "Good riddance to bad rubbish. That deadbeat was really dragging her down."
See also: bad, good, riddance

good-bye and good riddance

Said when one is pleased about the end or departure of someone or something. Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good-bye and good riddance! A lot of voters are prepared to say "good-bye and good riddance" to her at the end of her term.
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good riddance (to bad rubbish)

Cliché [It is] good to be rid (of worthless persons or things). (See also Goodbye and good riddance.) She slammed the door behind me and said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish!" "Good riddance to you, madam," thought I.
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good riddance

Also, good riddance to bad rubbish. A welcome loss or departure. This expression is often used as an exclamation. For example, The principal has finally retired, and most of the teachers are saying, "Good riddance!" or When Jean decided to give up her violin her relieved family quietly said, "Good riddance to bad rubbish." . [Late 1700s]
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good riddance

You say good riddance to show that you are pleased that someone has left or that you do not have something any more. He's gone back to London and good riddance. I left Texas and said good riddance to all that.
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good riddance

said to express relief at having got free of a troublesome or unwanted person or thing.
Sometimes a fuller form is used: good riddance to bad rubbish!
See also: good, riddance

good ˈriddance (to somebody/something)

an unkind way of saying that you are pleased that somebody/something has gone: ‘Goodbye and good riddance!’ she said to him angrily as he left.
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good riddance

Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
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Good Riddance was getting ready to record at the Blasting Room, which is Bill's studio, in January of 2003, and I was on the phone with Bill making sure that we were going to get picked up at the airport on time.
Celebrated on December 28, 'Good Riddance Day' gave people the chance to say good-bye to all the bad things that happened through the year, like annoying boyfriends, bad financial decisions and losing sports teams.
Tony Blair and Jack Straw still think the piglet can be enticed and caught but the News of the World editor says it's good riddance: 'Now the leaders should realise that their dream of a United States of Europe is dead, their focus should switch to creating an entity where nations can co-operate and prosper, with pride and independence.'
As her body was driven from West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds, on her final journey, a doctor muttered: "Good riddance" as the coffin went by.
GOOD riddance to the Lycra jackets, which Monmore has now discarded.
GOODBYE and good riddance to the sleazy Presidents Club charity exploited by high-rollers as an excuse to grope and sexually abuse young women.
He said: "All I can say is good riddance and may they never darken our doors again.
After Wednesday's display and disrespect to Emlyn Hughes, all I can say is good riddance.
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Googgle Dave Goodbye and good riddance. I hope a much more caring and moderate individual is chosen and humanity placed into Catholicism.
Goodbye to the BBC licence fee and good riddance I say.
Ugly Betty RTE Two - Tuesday, 8.05pm LAST WEEK we said goodbye, and in my case, good riddance, to Lost.
Big deal,I say good riddance,go and apply your long ball and poor defending attributes up there.
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TODAY we say goodbye and good riddance to controversial broadcaster Tim Shaw.