see the back of
Be finished with, as in I hope we've seen the back of Betsy; she is terribly rude. This idiom transfers literally seeing someone's back because they are leaving to a more figurative and permanent departure. Also see see the last of.
11 Back To School Quotes To Kick-Start The YearYou learn so much more than just facts and figures in school. These quotes show the importance of education outside of studying and tests.
Does The Story Behind The Word “Hip-Hop” Go Back To The Nineteenth Century?Thirty-two years ago, Keith “Cowboy” Wiggins, who was a member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, was teasing a friend. The friend had just signed up to serve in the U.S. Army. Cowboy was mimicking the rhythm of marching soldiers by scat singing “hip hop hip hop.” He later used the phrase in a performance. Then the name began to be used by disco …
- see over,
- see reason,
- see red,
- see someone off,
- see stars,
- see the color of one's money,
- see the elephant,
- see the last of,
- see the light,
- see the light of day
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