kick (someone or something) to the curb

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kick (someone or something) to the curb

To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted. I can't believe that after 20 years of hard work the company would just kick me to the curb like that! I think it's about time we kick this old computer to the curb. I heard Jenny kicked her boyfriend to the curb last night. They must have had an awful fight!
See also: curb, kick
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That was followed by rousing songs from the group Kick to the Curb including Keith Cormier, Shawen Boccia and Jared McBride.
This swift kick to the curb wouldn't just stop with fallen officers.