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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 encounter a certain person or thing. Often used in the negative. I doubt we've seen the last of Mr. Crame. 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
References in classic literature ?
"Well," thought Gringoire, "here are still as many as are required to hear the end of my mystery.
I suppose if people ever learn to fly--like any common hedge- sparrow--we shall never hear the end of it!"
But now I positively must go and dress: the second bell will ring directly, and if I come to dinner in this guise, I shall never hear the end of it from Lady Ashby.
Pollyanna did not stop to hear the end of this sentence.
But the doors were closed again at once, and Vronsky did not hear the end of the phrase and the cadence of the accompaniment, though he knew from the thunder of applause that it was over.
"I wouldn't have the Scotland Yarders know it for the world," he cried, dropping into his chair; "I have chaffed them so much that they would never have let me hear the end of it.
When Cardenio heard her say she was called Dorothea, he showed fresh agitation and felt convinced of the truth of his former suspicion, but he was unwilling to interrupt the story, and wished to hear the end of what he already all but knew, so he merely said:
Clack, you're dying to hear the end of it--I won't faint, expressly to oblige YOU."
Bob Sawyer, who had been absorbed in attention during the whole time, said he should very much like to hear the end of it, for, so far as it went, it was, without exception, the very best story he had ever heard.
The first who went down into the Beresina had his leg taken off by a block of ice, and the man himself was washed away; but you will better understand the difficulty of the task when you hear the end of the story.
Her husband, without stopping to hear the end of the phrase, had left the kitchen and sprung up the stairs.
He had that last argument with Brayne, that Lord Galloway did not hear the end of; that failing, he led him out into the sealed garden, talked about swordsmanship, used twigs and a sabre for illustration, and--"
We're not going to hear the end of it next week!" Lamie took just 93 seconds to open the scoring with a neat close-range finish following a fine solo run and pass from Nicky Devlin.
Anwar needs to become prime minister, otherwise we would never hear the end of it.