get the bum's rush

get the bum's rush

1. To be hastily and forcefully removed from a place. Likened to the ejection of a vagrant (a "bum") from a place. We got the bum's rush out of the bar after Joe started drunkenly insulting the bartender.
2. To be peremptorily or abruptly dismissed, due to a failed or rejected plan, idea, or performance. I brought up the possibility of reducing managerial pay to other employees, but that idea quickly got the bum's rush.
See also: get, rush

give somebody/get the ˌbum’s ˈrush

(slang, especially American English)
1 order or use force to make somebody leave a place; be made to leave in this way: The reporter was given the bum’s rush out of the club.
2 dismiss or get rid of somebody that you do not want; be dismissed or got rid of: I got the bum’s rush from Smith & Co.
See also: get, give, rush, somebody

bum's rush, to give/get the

To throw someone (be thrown) out. The term, American and dating from the 1920s, comes from the practice of bartenders and bouncers throwing out customers who are drunk and unruly, unlikely to pay their bills, or otherwise considered a disturbance. The expression may also be related to another meaning of bum—backside—in that such evictions are often physical and may indeed involve a kick in the pants, or worse. In 1925 Liam O’Flaherty wrote (in The Informer), “They might give him ‘the bum’s rush,’ breaking his neck silently.”
See also: get, give
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