be rid of

idiom

: to no longer have or be affected or bothered by (someone or something that is unwanted or annoying)
He thought he'd never be rid of her.

Examples of be rid of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Churchill Downs, which closed the racetrack to concentrate more on casinos, was eager to be rid of the property, and had to negotiate just one year’s valuation. Robert McCoppin, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Plaschke: The Dodgers paid $22.5 million to be rid of Trevor Bauer? Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2023 Still, Jughead seemed grateful to be rid of the container. Sydney Page, Washington Post, 6 Dec. 2023 Enter Email Sign Up But the 31 owners not named Dan Snyder are eager to be rid of him, so the finance committee is working with Harris to ensure that his bid meets enough of the league’s requirements to get the necessary 24 votes from owners. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 24 June 2023 But there’s no polite, classy or defensible way to be rid of Julie altogether. Wayne and Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 11 June 2023 The biggest change is Disney will at long last be rid of this cringe-inducing chapter of its past. Todd Martens, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 The desire to be rid of the virus is strong as fatigue has set in. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 1 Mar. 2021 America should not have to wait 14 days to be rid of him. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Jan. 2021 See More

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“Be rid of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20rid%20of. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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