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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."
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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

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-bye and good riddance.

Cliché a phrase marking the departure of someone or something unwanted. Fred: Supposing I was to just walk out of here, just like that? Mary: I'd say good-bye and good riddance. As the garbage truck drove away, carrying the drab old chair that Mary hated so much, she said, "Good-bye and good riddance. "
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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!
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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 (to bad rubbish)

I’m glad something/someone is gone. This rather rude and modern-sounding interjection actually dates from the late eighteenth century, when it was first put as “happy riddance.” It remains current.
See also: bad, good, riddance
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If that happens, good riddance; we wouldn't deserve any tears.'
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