see the last of (someone or something)(redirected from seen the last of one)
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 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.
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]