Meaning of “run sb out of town (on a rail)” in the English Dictionary

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"run sb out of town (on a rail)" in British English

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run sb out of town (on a rail)

US informal

to force someone to leave a town:

The sheriff and his men ran the horse thieves out of town.

(Definition of “run sb out of town (on a rail)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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