bum's rush

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bum's rush

1. A hasty and forceful removal from a place. Likened to the ejection of a vagrant (a "bum") from a place. We got the bum's rush out of the sports bar after we started rooting for the home team's rival.
2. A peremptory or abrupt dismissal, due to a failed or rejected plan, idea, or performance. I brought up the possibility of reducing managerial pay to other employees, but that idea quickly got the bum's rush.
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*bum's rush

hurrying someone out of a place. (As someone might quickly escort a vagrant from a fancy restaurant. *Typically: get ~; give someone ~.) The young customer in the jewelry store was getting the bum's rush until he pulled out an enormous roll of bills. Bill got the bum's rush at the restaurant because he didn't have a tie on.
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bum's rush

Forcible ejection, abrupt dismissal. For example, When Henry started shouting, the bouncer gave him the bum's rush, or Within hours of being fired, Alice was given the bum's rush. This idiom uses bum in the sense of "a vagrant or tramp." [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: rush

bum's rush

A forcible ejection. The “classical” bum's rush was a bartender or bouncer lifting the deadbeat or intruder by the back of his shirt or jacket collar and the seat of his pants and then throwing him through the tavern door. The phrase, which came into vogue around the turn of the 20th century, survives in its “throw the bum out!” incarnation.
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But since getting the bum's rush Faye, from Hednesford, Staffordshire, has landed a new agent and the offers have flooded in.
I left grammar school at 18 to go to university, where the choice of an unsuitable course got me the bum's rush after a year.
Pougatch promptly got the bum's rush from the Beeb's most oustpoken commentator.
Yep, the cold shoulder, the bum's rush, the slamming-the-door-in-the-face before they get the chance to stick a foot in.
They don't resent the presence of the Gideon Bible and they're shrewd enough to see that if it's the Christian faith getting the bum's rush today, it could be their faith tomorrow.
That single, inspired by a girl Daniel met on his travels to China and South America, was initially recorded on his own home computer and released on his own label after he got the bum's rush from record companies.
He gives her the bum's rush just before Karen drops by and figures that's that.