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greyhound therapy

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greyhound therapy

noun phrase

The practice by some municipalities or other governmental groups of ridding themselves of the homeless and other potentially burdensome persons by giving them a bus ticket to another place: Greyhound therapy, giving the homeless a one-way bus ticket to Los Angeles

[mid-1980s+; fr the trademark name of the Greyhound bus company]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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