Meaning of “see the back of sb/sth” in the English Dictionary

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"see the back of sb/sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “see the back of sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)