turf out/off

idiom

British, informal
: to force (someone) to leave a place or position
She turfed him out of the house.
He got turfed off the bus.

Examples of turf out/off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At least four people are dead in Wynne, Arkansas – a community about 50 miles west of the state’s border with Tennessee – where the storm peeled the turf off a high school’s football field. Nouran Salahieh, CNN, 2 Apr. 2023 Two horses collapsed after races on the turf out here, and then another one died after suffering an injury on Tuesday. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 6 May 2023 No one is talking chunks of turf out till another 80 yards up the fairway. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 15 Aug. 2022 The film opens with the exuberant physical energy of an African dance class, but that joy is cut short when community center staff override the booking and turf out the group, answering their complaints by telling them to show some respect. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 June 2022 Another trying turf out: taking a slight drop in class helps chances. Michael Beychok, NOLA.com, 17 Dec. 2020

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“Turf out/off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/turf%20out%2Foff. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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