the bum's rush

Definition of the bum's rush

chiefly US, informal

  1. :  the act of forcing someone to leave a position or place The mayor is likely to get the bum's rush in next year's election. They gave him the bum's rush.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  buttocks

  1. :  of poor quality or nature

    :  not valid or deserved

    :  not pleasant or enjoyable

  1. :  loaf

    :  to obtain by asking or begging :  cadge

  1. :  one who sponges (see 2sponge 2) off others and avoids work

    :  one who performs a function poorly

    :  one whose time is devoted to a recreational activity

  1. :  a drinking spree :  bender

  1. :  disappoint, depress

  1. :  any of various monocotyledonous often tufted marsh plants (as of the genera Juncus and Luzula of the family Juncaceae, the rush family) with cylindrical often hollow stems which are used in bottoming chairs and plaiting mats

  1. :  to move forward, progress, or act with haste or eagerness or without preparation

    :  to advance a football by running plays

    :  to push or impel on or forward with speed, impetuosity, or violence

  1. :  a violent forward motion

    :  attack, onset

    :  a surging of emotion

  1. :  requiring or marked by special speed or urgency

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a trip made at another's expense

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