glad to see the back of

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 see the back of:

His wife couldn’t wait to see the back of him.

Thesaurus: feeling happysynonym
Main entry: back

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • 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 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 — 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 — verb To be glad to get rid of someone; to be glad someone has left. After his mother in law stayed for two weeks, he was glad to see the back of her …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • (be) glad to see the back of somebody — 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

  • (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

  • 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

  • glad to see the back of someone — happy to see someone go, glad that someone has left …   English contemporary dictionary

  • see the back of someone — informal to no longer have to deal with someone or something unpleasant She was glad to see the back of him …   English dictionary

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