get the bum's rush

get the bum's rush

1. To be hastily and forcefully removed from a place. Likened to the ejection of a vagrant (a "bum") from a place. Primarily heard in US, Canada, South Africa. We got the bum's rush out of the bar after Joe started drunkenly insulting the bartender.
2. To be peremptorily or abruptly dismissed, due to a failed or rejected plan, idea, or performance. Primarily heard in US, Canada, South Africa. I brought up the possibility of reducing managerial pay to other employees, but that idea quickly got the bum's rush.
See also: get, rush

give somebody/get the ˌbum’s ˈrush

(slang, especially American English)
1 order or use force to make somebody leave a place; be made to leave in this way: The reporter was given the bum’s rush out of the club.
2 dismiss or get rid of somebody that you do not want; be dismissed or got rid of: I got the bum’s rush from Smith & Co.
See also: get, give, rush, somebody
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With two brothers like Liam and Paul looking out for her, anyone trying to pull the wool over her eyes - even if it is 100 per cent cashmere - is bound to get the bum's rush.
So who better than the GMTV star to make sure Sunday Mail readers don't get the bum's rush when they next choose a bum bag.
They might have had a touching faith in humanity but it was inevitable that they would get the bum's rush.