forcible and swift ejection from a place:
When they began to cause a disturbance, they were given the bum’s rush.
any rude or abrupt dismissal:
He gave the pesky salesman the bum’s rush.
forcible ejection, as from a gathering
rapid dismissal, as of an idea
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.” [ ; early 1900s ]
bum’s rush, the 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? 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 […]
any of several large, hairy social bees of the family Apidae. Historical Examples The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Arthur Scott Bailey Shenanigans at Sugar Creek Paul Hutchens The Tale of Buster Bumblebee Arthur Scott Bailey The Tale of Betsy Butterfly Arthur Scott Bailey The Tale of Buster Bumblebee Arthur Scott Bailey The Tale of Betsy […]
a swelling, sometimes purulent, of the ball of the foot in fowl.