good riddance to bad rubbish


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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 riddance to bad rubbish

An expression used when one is pleased that someone or something is leaving or stopping. Well, I didn't want to talk to you anyway, so good riddance to bad rubbish! A lot of voters are prepared to say "good riddance" to her at the end of her term.
See also: bad, good, riddance, rubbish
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Your views have been consigned to history, Mr Watson, and as far as I'm concerned it is good riddance to bad rubbish.
GOOD riddance to bad rubbish. The final conflict between Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis will be decided by a judge, but not at ringside.
One woman barrister said: "Good riddance to bad rubbish. Barristers, particularly women, have put up with his nastiness for long enough."
Moshood Salvador that he had dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and would be welcomed into his new party next Monday at Agege Stadium, describing his move as good riddance to bad rubbish.
A staff member said: "The rest of the staff are happy - it's good riddance to bad rubbish."
However, the state chapter of the ruling APC, through its director of publicity, Peterhot Apeh, described the defection of the governor as good riddance to bad rubbish, stressing that Ortom's exit will not have negative impact on the party be it in the state or at the national level.
She's leaving parliament at the next election - unlike me - so it's good riddance to bad rubbish.
His ambition is a means by which Nigerians will tell him good riddance to bad rubbish when they boot him out of office.
GOOD riddance to bad rubbish. Ten points off them in two seasons.
And when the earth is thrown on his body, they can chant: "Good riddance to bad rubbish."
My mum always said it was good riddance to bad rubbish and we were all better off without him.
My mum says it is good riddance to bad rubbish and if he hadn't been cremated she would dance on his grave.
It looks as if the Spice Girls are finally on the slide, and all I can say is, good riddance to bad rubbish.
The rest of the family were very nasty and cruel and said it was good riddance to bad rubbish, but I think what happened to me must have happened to her.
He finds it very hard to understand my feelings because to him it is good riddance to bad rubbish.