bowler hat (one) out (of something or some place)

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bowler hat (one) out (of something or some place)

dated slang To eject or expel one from some group or organization, especially the military. "Bowler hat" is sometimes hyphenated. Usually used in passive constructions. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. He was bowler-hatted out of the RAF for leaking confidential information to the press.
See also: hat, out, something
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