see the back of (someone or something)(redirected from seeing the back of)
see the back of (someone or something)
To be rid of or finished with someone or something, especially an unwanted or troublesome person or thing. Ed has been driving me nuts with requests—I'll feel a lot better when I see the back of him after this job is finished. Yeah, I'll be glad to see the back of this diet. Thankfully it's just another three weeks until the wedding!
see the back of
Be finished with, as in I hope we've seen the back of Betsy; she is terribly rude. This idiom transfers literally seeing someone's back because they are leaving to a more figurative and permanent departure. Also see see the last of.