kick (someone or something) to the curb

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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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That was followed by rousing songs from the group Kick to the Curb including Keith Cormier, Shawen Boccia and Jared McBride.
I couldn't even enjoy the game because I was thinking about how, in about a month or so, this sweet, innocent looking young Sister was going to give him a swift kick to the curb in favor of a bad boy, a Brother she can work on, like a science project.
Oh sure, we would open ourselves up to getting a swift kick to the curb by a confused Sister looking for a "project to work on" more than a relationship to enjoy.