get the bum's rush

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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
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X FACTOR stud Chico Slimani grabbed my bottom in a lift - and then got the bum's rush from viewers who voted him off the show.
But Mary got the bum's rush as Brenda, lifted by a noisy 8,000-strong crowd at Den Bosch, battled back from a set down to gain a win that helped Holland hit back in the final