A person unable or unwilling to work, and who therefore must beg for money. The term has a derogatory connotation, implying laziness. A large number of bums in an area may indicate economic dilapidation.
The irony is that Keane and Ferguson - two men who have always taken belligerent pride in shaming the devil with their unvarnished version of the truth - curtailed their extraordinarily successful partnership with one of those mealy-mouthed 'mutual decision' smokescreens usually employed to reduce embarrassment all round when a shifty politician or crooked executive is given the bum's rush.
His petitions were given the bum's rush by the council, though, as councilors argued that renaming the street would create an inconvenience and place a financial burden on the businesses located on it.
The Third Division strugglers sealed a sponsorship deal with ASDA last week that brought them their briefs for a game that saw East Stirling given the bum's rush as the Highlanders broke their horror sequence of 10 league defeats in a row.