see the back of

idiom

British
: to be glad to see someone finally going away
He's done nothing but make trouble and I'll be glad to see the back of him!

Examples of see the back of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, Labour members and activists are pleased to see the back of the Conservative Party after 14 long years in power. Luke McGee, CNN, 6 July 2024 However, not many people will be upset to see the back of 2CP and the Push game type is a more than worthy replacement. Kris Holt, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 Certainly the ministers will be glad to see the back of 2020. The Economist, 30 Nov. 2020 Not all Seattleites will be sad to see the back of Ballard Oil. Paul Roberts, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Feb. 2023 Some of the Open Book volunteers, including Long, would rather see the back of FTX, period. WIRED, 22 Nov. 2022 Shareholders, which include activist hedge funds Bluebell Capital and Third Point, seem happy enough to see the back of the business: The stock rose 3.6% Wednesday. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022 Equally, the report suggests there are some leftovers from pandemic flying that passengers would rather see the back of. Francesca Street, CNN, 11 May 2022 Many fans are simply happy to see the back of their previous owner, the deeply unpopular British retail tycoon Mike Ashley. NBC News, 12 Oct. 2021

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“See the back of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/see%20the%20back%20of. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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