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 Canada, US, slang, idiomatic) Forcible ejection of someone, such as a bum (hobo), from an establishment.

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  • Wikipedia-logo.png Baumes law on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Baumes law: 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.