bum's rush
noun Date: 1904 forcible eviction or dismissal

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bum's rush — noun get/be given the bum s rush to be forced to leave a place where people do not want you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bum's rush — bum s′ rush′ n. Slang. sts forcible ejection or dismissal • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • bum's rush — noun Etymology: bum (VII) slang 1. : forcible eviction or dismissal they gave him the bum s rush 2. : any compulsion applied against one s will or before one can consider the significance or consequences of an action * * * Slang …   Useful english dictionary

  • bum's rush — {n. phr.}, {slang} Throwing or pushing someone out from where he is not wanted. * /When John tried to go to the party where he was not invited, Bill and Fred gave him the bum s rush./ * /Tom became too noisy, and he got the bum s rush./ 2. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bum's rush — {n. phr.}, {slang} Throwing or pushing someone out from where he is not wanted. * /When John tried to go to the party where he was not invited, Bill and Fred gave him the bum s rush./ * /Tom became too noisy, and he got the bum s rush./ 2. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • bum's\ rush — n. phr. slang throwing or pushing someone out from where he is not wanted. When John tried to go to the party where he was not invited, Bill and Fred gave him the bum s rush. Tom became too noisy, and he got the bum s rush. 2. To hurry or rush… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • bum's rush — /bʌmz ˈrʌʃ/ (say bumz rush) Colloquial –noun 1. the peremptory dismissal of an unwanted person. 2. the peremptory rejection of an idea or proposal. –phrase 3. give someone the bum s rush, a. to eject someone forcibly. b. to reject someone, as by… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bum's rush — Slang. 1. forcible and swift ejection from a place: When they began to cause a disturbance, they were given the bum s rush. 2. any rude or abrupt dismissal: He gave the pesky salesman the bum s rush. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • bum's rush — n. (colloq.) to give smb. the bum s rush ( to eject smb. ) * * * (colloq.) to give smb. the bum s rush ( to eject smb. ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • bum’s rush — n. the ejection of a person from a place. □ I got the bum’s rush at that bar. Do I look that bad? □ Give this dame the bum’s rush. She can’t pay for nothin …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bum's rush — np Ejection by force. Stanley became so obnoxious, we had to give him the bum s rush to get him out. 1920s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

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