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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uk, said: "The drop to zero inflation has resulted in the constant speculation of a Bank of England base rate rise being kicked to the kerb for the time being.
If someone stops to let them cross at a pedestrian crossing, and instead of acknowledging the driver with a look/wave/smile/ in any way, they act like they're invisible, they should be kicked to the kerb immediately.
Flogging his Wembley executive box for profit should have seen him kicked to the kerb on its own.
But the pussycats who give in have always ended up kicked to the kerb.
GRANT BOVEY THE property tycoon was kicked to the kerb by former Blue Peter presenter Anthea Turner after cheating on her twice with the same woman.
We all make mistakes and we're all kicked to the kerb because of it.
When Reid (left) was kicked to the kerb by Giovanni Trapattoni, few expected to see him don the green shirt again.
While Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari put on their glad rags and buried their long running feud over a glass of champers, along with co-stars, Whitney Port, Lauren Bosworth and Audrina Partridge, Spencer was kicked to the kerb by show producers.