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English definition of “lay the ghost of sth (to rest)”

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lay the ghost of sth (to rest)

to finally stop being worried or upset about something that has worried or upset you for a long time: With one stunning performance, he has laid to rest the ghost of all his defeats last season.
Translations of “lay the ghost of sth (to rest)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 終於擺脫…的困擾,終於走出…的陰影…
in Chinese (Simplified) 终于摆脱…的困扰,终于走出…的阴影…
(Definition of lay the ghost of sth (to rest) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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