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bum's rush, the

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bum's rush, the

noun phrase

  1. The ejection of a person by force, esp from a public place: Dey gimme de bum's rush/ You want us to give 'em the bum's rush?
  2. Any discourteous or summary dismissal: Those not in sympathy with the strike got the bum's rush/ with Stanfill telling the press that she had given her husband ''the bum's rush'' (1920s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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