see the last of (someone or something)

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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. Crame. He frequently complains to our department. When will we finally see the last of this stupid fad?
See also: last, of, see

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]
See also: last, of, see

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.
See also: end, hear, last, of, see, somebody, something

hear/see the ˈlast of somebody/something

hear/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.
See also: hear, last, of, see, somebody, something
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However, the league has seen the last of one their own--the gritty, grizzled, ruffian from Norkville, Ont.,, Mr.
The Bruins won a 7-0 laugher in an ultra-hyped rematch 16 days later in Boston, adding to the overriding feeling these ancient rivals hadn't seen the last of one another.
We had seemingly seen the last of one of the true characters - maybe now it's time for the final chapter.
With Offiah two months away from his 32nd birthday, Great Britain could now have seen the last of one of the most lethal finishers in the game's history.