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a load of nonsense

Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a load of nonsense.
See also: load, nonsense, of

a load of rubbish

Exaggerated, foolish, or untruthful talk; nonsense or falsehoods. Personally, I think the notion of "love at first sight" is a load of rubbish.
See also: load, of, rubbish

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.
See also: good, riddance

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."
See also: bad, good, riddance

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

rubbish in, rubbish out

If the data entered is inaccurate, the results will be too, no matter how sophisticated the machine or program is. We need to get accurate results, so please check your data thoroughly before entering it in the system—rubbish in, rubbish out, after all.
See also: out, rubbish

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.
See also: good, riddance

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]
See also: good, riddance

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.
See also: good, riddance

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!
See also: good, riddance

a load of (old) ˈrubbish, ˈnonsense, etc.

(informal) nonsense; worthless: Don’t bother to watch that film. It’s a load of old rubbish.
See also: load, of

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.
See also: good, riddance

rubbish

n. nonsense. (Also an exclamation.) Rubbish! That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.

good riddance

Used to express relief that someone or something has been gotten rid of.
See also: good, riddance

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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