run someone out of town
run (one) out of town
To force one to leave some place through public pressure or aggression, usually due to their indiscretions or misdeeds. Used especially in passive constructions. Now that this scandal is public knowledge, the people of this state are going to run the governor out of town. When people found out that my grandmother was having an affair while my grandfather was fighting in the war, they ran her out of town.
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run someone out of townforce someone to leave a place. chiefly North American
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