elbow (one) out

elbow (one) out

To pressure someone to depart something, such as a job. After working here for 40 years, there's no way I'm letting management elbow me out!
See also: elbow, out

elbow someone out of something and elbow someone out

Fig. to force or pressure someone out of something, such as an office, post, or status. The board managed to elbow out the old head of the company. They tried to elbow me out, but I held on to what was mine.
See also: and, elbow, of, out