bum's rush

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The phrase dates back to 1910 (US).

Noun[edit]

bum's rush (plural bum's rushes)

  1. (chiefly North America, slang, idiomatic) Forcible ejection from an establishment, as of a bum (hobo).

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See also[edit]

  • Baumes law” in Wikipedia. Although this has been suggested as the origin of the phrase, bum's rush was in use more than a decade before the law was passed.