hear the last of (someone or something)

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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?
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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.
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hear/see the ˈlast of somebody/something

hear/see somebody/something for the last time: That was the last I ever saw of her.Unfortunately, I don’t think we’ve heard the last of this matter.
See also: hear, last, of, see, somebody, something
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AS a resident of the Rhondda, which booted out Leighton Andrews at the last Assembly elections, I thought I'd heard the last of him.
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We haven't heard the last of Oregon's $3.2 million locker room for football; it has become such a riveting symbol, either of Oregon's up-from-the-dregs success or of its misplaced priorities, that no one seems to have noticed that Michigan spent $3 million, minus a thumb-print system, perhaps.