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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!
See also: curb, kick


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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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.
A Transportation Department official at Birmingham City Council said that lowering a kerb usually cost between pounds 400 and pounds 1,400 a time.
TERROR boss Johnny Adair was breaking the law when he painted kerb stones in his loyalist stronghold this week.
He said his biggest concern is a young child will end up injured, and said: "There are a lot of young kids living around here and loads of the kerbs are loose.
The drop kerbs have been installed by borough council engineers to help people with a wide variety of disabilities," said Sergeant Tim Kelly.
CONSIDER OTHERS Power chair rider Margaret Jenkins asks drivers not to park on dropped kerbs.
They stop to do their shopping and block off the dropped kerbs so people in wheelchairs can't get off the pavement.
NEIGHBOURS in a Coventry street are fuming over what they see as an attempt to make them pay for improvements to pavements outside their homes by offering them a special deal on dropped kerbs.
A COUNCILLOR punctured a tyre and took a chunk out of the kerb as he mounted the pavement and mowed down his estranged wife's new man, a court has heard.