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riddance

[ rid-ns ]
/ ˈrɪd ns /
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noun

the act or fact of clearing away or out, as anything undesirable.
relief or deliverance from something.

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Idioms for riddance

    good riddance, a welcome relief or deliverance from something: He's gone, and good riddance!

Origin of riddance

First recorded in 1525–35; rid1 + -ance

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British Dictionary definitions for riddance

riddance
/ (ˈrɪdəns) /

noun

the act of getting rid of something undesirable or unpleasant; deliverance or removal (esp in the phrase good riddance)
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Idioms and Phrases with riddance

riddance

see good riddance.

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