See someone off



Take leave of someone, as in We saw our guests off at the door , or They came to the airport to see us off . This expression was first recorded in 1809. Also see see out , def. 1.

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  • 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

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