good riddance

idiom

used to say that one is glad that someone is leaving or that something has gone
Winter is finally over, and I say good riddance!

Examples of good riddance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hello, touch screen, good riddance, touch pad: The 2025 MDX’s 12.3-inch touch screen is noticeably closer to the driver than the previous model’s screen. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 9 July 2024 Others, irate about the hypocrisy that often accompanied both the beacon and the crusader personas, will shrug and say good riddance. Andreas Kluth, The Mercury News, 25 June 2024 Listen to this article NEW YORK– As the final seconds ticked off the clock at Amica Mutual Pavilion last Saturday, the UConn men’s basketball team made sure to bid the hostile Providence crowd good riddance. Joe Arruda, Hartford Courant, 13 Mar. 2024 There's absolutely no sense of good riddance or anything like that. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 Wagner, many say, has been a difficult partner that many officials would like to bid good riddance. Elian Peltier Jim Huylebroek, New York Times, 26 Nov. 2023 If those brains are the ones being drained, the parents of Florida should say good riddance. Daniel Buck, National Review, 21 Oct. 2023 Still, not everyone is saying good riddance to gold. Krystal Hur, CNN, 6 Oct. 2023 Some say good-bye and good riddance—let a thousand flowers bloom. Jed Perl, The New York Review of Books, 12 Oct. 2023

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“Good riddance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/good%20riddance. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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