elbow (one) out of (something)

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elbow (one) out of (something)

To pressure someone to depart something, such as a job. A: "I think management is trying to elbow me out of my position!" B: "Well, you have worked here for 40 years."
See also: elbow, of, 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