bum's rush

bum's rush

noun Slang.
1.
forcible and swift ejection from a place: When they began to cause a disturbance, they were given the bum's rush.
2.
any rude or abrupt dismissal: He gave the pesky salesman the bum's rush.

Origin:
1920–25

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bum's rush
 
n
1.  forcible ejection, as from a gathering
2.  rapid dismissal, as of an idea

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bum's rush definition


  1. n.
    the ejection of a person from a place. : Give this dame the bum's rush. She can't pay for nothin'.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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bum's rush

Forcible ejection, abrupt dismissal. For example, When Henry started shouting, the bouncer gave him the bum's rush, or Within hours of being fired, Alice was given the bum's rush. This idiom uses bum in the sense of "a vagrant or tramp." [Slang; early 1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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