be glad to see the back of something

be glad to see the back of something
be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them.

She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see the back of her.

I'll be glad to see the back of this thesis. It's been going on far too long.


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  • (be) glad to see the back of something — be glad, etc. to see the back of sb/sth idiom (informal, especially BrE) to be happy that you will not have to deal with or see sb/sth again because you do not like them or it • Was I pleased to see the back of her! • I can t wait to see the back …   Useful english dictionary

  • glad to see the back of — glad/happy/pleased/to see the back of informal phrase happy when you no longer have to deal with someone or something because they are annoying or unpleasant I was glad to see the back of that computer – it was nothing but trouble. can’t wait to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be happy to see the back of something — be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be pleased to see the back of something — be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of something — be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be glad to see the back of someone — be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • be glad to see the back of — be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • (to) see the back of something — be [glad/happy/pleased etc.] to see the back of (someone/something) to be pleased when someone leaves or when something ends because you did not like them. She was an absolute pain when she stayed with us and we were both really pleased to see… …   New idioms dictionary

  • see the back of — To be rid of or finished with • • • Main Entry: ↑back see the back of To be rid of or finished with (someone or something unpleasant, difficult, etc) • • • Main Entry: ↑see * * * Brit., informal be rid of (an unwanted person or thing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • see the back of someone — informal phrase to no longer have to deal with someone or something unpleasant She was glad to see the back of him. Thesaurus: to get out of a situationsynonym Main entry: see …   Useful english dictionary

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