give (someone) the bum's rush

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give (someone) the bum's rush

1. To hastily and forcefully remove someone from a place. Likened to the ejection of a vagrant (a "bum") from a place. Primarily heard in US, Canada, South Africa. The bartender gave us the bum's rush after Joe started drunkenly insulting him.
2. To peremptorily or abruptly dismiss someone, due to a failed or rejected plan, idea, or performance. Primarily heard in US, Canada, South Africa. The board of directors gave me the bum's rush when I suggested that managers should face a pay cut alongside the other employees.
See also: give, rush
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But it is likely customers will give him the bum's rush and turn the other cheek when it comes to this bizarre money-making scheme.
I just hope that, should Spencer Tunick come to Scotland, any potential volunteers give him the bum's rush.
Kate tries to give him the bum's rush by fleeing through a doorway to the bedroom, but in other previously-censored scenes he picks up the furious beauty, baring her boobs to the Big Brother cameras
She takes a firm hold of Pop's arm in case the door staff try to give him the bum's rush for not wearing a tie.
But when all the best legal firms give him the bum's rush, he ends up in a sleazy outfit run by the even sleazier Bruiser Stone (Mickey Rourke).