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English definition of “see the back of sb/sth”

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 them 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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