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.
See also: of, out, run, town
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run someone out of town

force someone to leave a place. chiefly North American
See also: of, out, run, someone, town
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