get the bum's rush

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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
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X FACTOR stud Chico Slimani grabbed my bottom in a lift - and then got the bum's rush from viewers who voted him off the show.
But Mary got the bum's rush as Brenda, lifted by a noisy 8,000-strong crowd at Den Bosch, battled back from a set down to gain a win that helped Holland hit back in the final