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see the back of sb/sth

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If you are pleased to see the back of someone or something, you are pleased that you no longer have to be involved with him, her, or it: The hotel staff were glad to see the back of such a difficult guest.
Translations of “see the back of sb/sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 巴不得…早點結束, 再也不願見到(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巴不得…早点结束, 再也不愿见到(某人)…
(Definition of see the back of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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