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    This line is from a movie.

    "What, to give me the bum's rush?"

    In this sentence, what is 'the bum's rush'?

    Help me, plz.

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    I've no idea! Sorry
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    If you give someone the bum's rush, you ignore them, like someone pretending to be in a hurry to walk past a bum (beggar).

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    Default Re: the bum's rush?

    Quote Originally Posted by help me
    This line is from a movie.
    James Cagney? In The Public Enemy?

    Quote Originally Posted by help me
    "What, to give me the bum's rush?"

    In this sentence, what is 'the bum's rush'?

    Help me, plz.
    To be given the bum's rush is to be violently ejected from some place. For a detailed explanation, go here: http://www.word-detective.com/122002.html#bumsrush

    Please read that. It's quite interesting.

    :)

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    Perhaps you should watch more old American movies.

    :wink:

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