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kick (someone or something) to the curb

To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted. I can't believe that after 20 years of hard work the company would just kick me to the curb like that! I think it's about time we kick this old computer to the curb. I heard Jenny kicked her boyfriend to the curb last night. They must have had an awful fight!
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A person who drives around looking to solicit prostitutes. Primarily heard in US. Don't go into that neighborhood after dark—it's known for prostitutes and curb-crawlers.
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CouncillorWill Mylet, who also works as a driving instructor and represents the Paisley East and Central ward on Renfrewshire Council called on drivers to think twice before blocking dropped kerbs.
Janine Dillon said: "Shouldn't be her obligation to pay for a dropped kerb. The road and footpath belongs to the council and she owns the property.
He claimed that the kerb would cause "significant difficulties" for mourners and coffin-bearers accessing neighbouring graves, as well as issues for grass cutting.
As their drivers pulled in, their wheel trims or bumpers were being scraped along the kerb.
Mr Corbett said the plastic kerbs had also been used in Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, Kingsbury Road, Erdington, and in Four Oaks.
For further division of large areas; mineral wool wall panels can be slotted into the kerbs to form walls.
'But I knowone family on Kings Road whose neighbours have dropped kerbs, but they have still been turned down twice.
The people who do this never consult with anyone, they just take it upon themselves to paint the kerbs red, white and blue or green, white and orange.
Many do not realise that parking over a dropped kerb is an offence so I am sure most do it innocently and most who are confronted are genuinely sorry, but surely is it common sense, the dropped kerbs are not there to make place look pretty.
The 44-year-old, of Robin Hood Road, said he is disgusted with the state of the roads generally but said his biggest gripe is with the uneven and broken kerbs in the narrow Flecknose Street, next to his block of flats.
DRIVERS should be careful to steer clear of kerbs in the worst of winter weather.