hear/see the end/the last of somebody/something

hear the end of (someone or something)

To have the final encounter with a certain person or thing. Often used in the negative to indicate that someone or something will be encountered again in the future. I doubt we've heard the end of Mr. Cramer—he frequently complains to our department. When will I hear the end of this stupid fight between you two?
See also: end, hear, of

hear the last of (someone or something)

To have the final encounter with a certain person or thing. Often used in the negative to indicate that someone or something will be encountered again in the future. I doubt we've heard the last of Mr. Cramer—he frequently complains to our department. When will I hear the last of this stupid fight between you two?
See also: hear, last, of

see the end of (someone or something)

To no longer have to interact with a certain person or thing. Often used in the negative. I doubt we've seen the end of Mr. Cramer; he frequently complains to our department. When will we finally see the end of this stupid fad?
See also: end, of, see

see the last of (someone or something)

To no longer have to interact with a certain person or thing. Often used in the negative. I doubt we've seen the last of Mr. Cramer; he frequently complains to our department. When will we finally see the last of this stupid fad?
See also: last, of, see

see the last of someone or something

to have experienced the last visit, episode, adventure, etc., with someone or something. I hope I have seen the last of Robert Ellis! We have seen the last of grandma's homemade strawberry jam.
See also: last, of, see

see the last of

End one's dealings with someone or something, as in I hope I've seen the last of those boring ice shows, or We haven't seen the last of Jerry-he'll be back. [Early 1800s]
See also: last, of, see

hear/see the ˈend/the last of somebody/something

(often used with not, never, etc.) keep being reminded of something because somebody is always talking about it: We’ll never hear the end of her visit to Buckingham Palace.If we don’t get her a dog, we’ll never hear the end of it.
See also: end, hear, last, of, see, somebody, something