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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!
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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!
See also: bad, good, riddance, rubbish

good riddance (to bad rubbish)

It is a good thing this person or thing is leaving, because they are detrimental and one is better off without them or it. My dad is finally selling that ugly old sofa that he's had since college—good riddance! A: "Did you hear that Janet's husband is moving out?" B: "Good riddance to bad rubbish. That deadbeat was really dragging her down."
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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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The alternative, of course, is to continue on in blissful ignorance, bidding good riddance to the critics, and pretending smugly that all is well.
Good Riddance doesn't have a lot of baggage as far as bands go, but the baggage that is there I see now that it was probably preventable--a lot of it on my part--and I'd like to do what I can to prevent it from happening to this band.
I am sure Good Riddance will be purchased by local authorities all over Australia as a pointer to best practice in the area.
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Good riddance to bankers' unchecked greed and the selfrighteous sense of entitlement of our MPs.
I never thought I'd become so hardened as to write "good riddance.
The sooner he goes from office the better and I for one say good riddance.
With DeLay's departure from Congress, I say good riddance to bad rubbish.
So good riddance and I hope you never set foot in our country again.
As the UN closed its Rwandan "peacekeeping" mission in 1996, an angry crowd gathered outside its office in Kigali to wish it good riddance.
CINCINNATI -- As 2012 comes to a close, Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS), the leader in secure document management, today announced it is now accepting submissions for the sixth annual Good Riddance Day Contest.
Like many of the shysters of the Celtic Tiger years, good riddance to bad rubbish.
Goodbye to the BBC licence fee and good riddance I say.
It should not be forgotten that one of Labour's achievements under Tony Blair was the riddance of hundreds of hereditary peers.