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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
1920-1925
1920-25
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British Dictionary definitions for bum's rush

bum's rush

noun (slang)
1.
forcible ejection, as from a gathering
2.
rapid dismissal, as of an idea
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Idioms and Phrases with bum's rush

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.” [ ; early 1900s ]
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