force out of office

force (one) out of office

To pressure one to resign or otherwise force one to leave or be removed from an authoritative position that one has been elected to. Do you think these accusations are credible or just an attempt to force the mayor out of office? Now that we know Fred's involved in the scandal too, we need to force him out of office.
See also: force, of, office, out
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force someone out of office

 and drive someone out of office; drive someone out; force someone out
to drive someone out of an elective office. The city coun­ il forced out the mayor, who resigned under pressure. Please resign immediately, or I'll have to drive you out.
See also: force, of, office, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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