edge out of

edge someone out of something

to pressure someone gradually to leave something; to put gradual pressure on someone to retire from a job. We grasped the child's hand and edged her out of the stable without frightening the horses. The board tried to edge him out of the job by limiting his staff and budget.
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edge something out of something

 and edge something out
to move something out of something very carefully, bit by bit. Sam edged the control rod out of the reactor, using the remote control device. Mary edged the car out of the parking place. Carefully, she edged out the car.
See also: edge, of, out