edge (someone or something) out of (something)(redirected from edged them out of)
edge (someone or something) out of (something)
1. To increasingly pressure someone to depart something, often a job. A: "I think management is trying to edge me out of my position!" B: "Well, you have worked here for 40 years." He can keep nagging me all he wants, but he's not edging me out of this party early.
2. To move something carefully out of a particular space or area. I got out to direct my friend as she edged her car out of the narrow parking space.
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edge someone out of something
to pressure someone gradually to leave something; to put gradual pressure on someone to retire from a job. We grasped the child's hand and edged her out of the stable without frightening the horses. The board tried to edge him out of the job by limiting his staff and budget.
edge something out of somethingand edge something out
to move something out of something very carefully, bit by bit. Sam edged the control rod out of the reactor, using the remote control device. Mary edged the car out of the parking place. Carefully, she edged out the car.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.