Be in a better state for having removed or disposed of (a troublesome or unwanted person or thing).
- The Prime Minister told the committee: ‘I'm quite sure we did the right thing because, not merely was he a threat to his region, to the wider world, but it was an appalling regime that the world is well rid of.’
- For the next two days we went on as such, and by the time we reached the Post I was heartily sick of their constant ribbing about the boy, and had come to look on him as something to be well rid of as soon as we arrived.
- And judging by Tariana Turia's vote, Labour is well rid of her.
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