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give someone (or get) the bum's rush

chiefly North American

Definition of give someone or get the bum's rush in English:

1Forcibly eject someone (or be forcibly ejected) from a place or gathering: the bouncer gave me the bum’s rush
More example sentences
  • One of my colleagues tried to get an interview with Ian earlier this week but got the bum's rush: ‘Ian's too busy shooting Casualty.’
  • Absolutely, no reason for all of us to get the bum's rush.
1.1Abruptly dismiss someone (or be abruptly dismissed) for a poor idea or performance: the President-elect is getting the bum’s rush over the economy
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  • It should come as no surprise that he got the bum's rush in short order for ‘loss of trust’, neither would it surprise anyone that the MoD went on paying him £1,000 a day for some time after his sacking.
  • I agree that Crean got the bum's rush and he would have made a decent PM.
  • New Zealand's iconic five cent coin with the tuatara looks to be getting the bum's rush!
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