take out the trash
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- Often used other than as an idiom: see take out, trash.
- (idiomatic) To forcefully remove undesirable people from a place.
- (idiomatic) To announce something hoping it will not get much publicity at a time when it is not likely to be noticed by the news media, for instance on election day or late on Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend.