elbow aside

elbow aside
ˌelbow ˈout ˌelbow a ˈside [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they elbow out he/she/it elbows out present participle elbowing out past tense elbowed out past participle elbowed out] phrasal verb
to make someone leave a job or position so that you or someone else can take their place
Thesaurus: forcing someone and being forced to leave a jobsynonym applying and interviewing for jobshyponym
Main entry: elbow

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • elbow — el•bow [[t]ˈɛl boʊ[/t]] n. 1) anat. zool. the bend or joint of the human arm between the upper arm and forearm 2) anat. zool. the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped 3) something bent like an elbow, as a piece of pipe bent at an… …   From formal English to slang

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