see the last of (someone or something)(redirected from see the last of him)
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. Cramer. He frequently complains to our department. When will we finally see the last of this stupid fad?
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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.
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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]
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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.
hear/see the ˈlast of somebody/somethinghear/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.
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