riddance


riddance

noun

  1. the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable.
  2. relief or deliverance from something.
Idioms
  1. good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He’s gone, and good riddance!

noun

  1. the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase good riddance)
n.

1530s, from rid + -ance. Good riddance, “a welcome relief from unpleasant company or an embarrassing connection” attested from 1650s (fair riddance in same sense from 1610s).

see good riddance.

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