One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Forcibly eject someone (or be forcibly ejected) from a place or gathering.
- ‘One of my colleagues tried to get an interview with Ian earlier this week but got the bum's rush: ‘Ian's too busy shooting Casualty.’’
- ‘Absolutely, no reason for all of us to get the bum's rush.’
- 1.1 Abruptly dismiss someone (or be abruptly dismissed) for a poor idea or performance.
- ‘Either way, it's the public who are getting the bum's rush.’
- ‘But the six-month leave turned out to be a permanent sacking and Mrs. F. gave him the bum's rush.’
- ‘It should come as no surprise that he got the bum's rush in short order for ‘loss of trust’, neither would it surprise anyone that the MoD went on paying him £1,000 a day for some time after his sacking.’
- ‘I agree that Crean got the bum's rush and he would have made a decent PM.’
- ‘Are Wolfowitz and Co. going to give McKiernan the bum's rush, too?’
- ‘No, instead, I wonder when Tubby will be given the bum's rush from the boards he sits on.’
- ‘New Zealand's iconic five cent coin with the tuatara looks to be getting the bum's rush!’
- ‘I'm wondering whether other conservatives agree that giving her the bum's rush for expressing her views on Michael Moore was over-the-top?’
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