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English definition of “elbow sb out”

elbow sb out

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk phrasal verb with elbow   /ˈel.bəʊ/ us    /-boʊ/
to force someone or something out of a position or job: He resigned before he was elbowed out.Firing staff and being fired
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