Bums rush

Posted by Roger Fitch on February 15, 2003

In Reply to: HELP I NEED these Meanings!! posted by Kirstie on December 18, 2002

In the first part of the the last century, bailiffs who ejected people from their property, usually in processing a court order to repossess property or enforce eviction, were known as 'bums'...... so one could imagine that a 'bums rush' describes a fast and forceful tactic to eject these unfortunates.