Clean text with preg_replace and regex in php

Hi experts,

I would like to clean a variable (text) from everything which is between [ and ].

$text = 'this is my [14] test text. there could be come [words] but I dont know where [123dsf]. thank you';
$description = preg_replace('??????', '', $text);
echo $description;

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the end result should be:
this is my test text. there could be come but I dont know where . thank you

Basically delete all parts with [] and everything between the open [ and close ].

Thank you in advance
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Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
$description = preg_replace('/ \[.*?\]/', '', $text);

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Oliver2000Author Commented:
Easy and fast... Thank you for your help. This works perfect and I was also be able to adapt this for another problem :)
Dan CraciunIT ConsultantCommented:
You're welcome.

Glad I could help!
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