There is the following exchange in Deadwood series season 1 episode 3


Johnny: Al?

Al: Yeah.

Johnny: That cherry New York dude is downstairs askin’ for ya.

Al: No good. Charlie him the fuck out.

(Johnny approaches Al’s side)

Johnny: He keeps talkin’ about the Pinkertons.


I am interested in the expression from the title, while meaning is perfectly clear from the context I am wondering is this a real expression (meaning do people actually use it like this). I have found two (1 and 2) entries in urbandictionary, but they both are neither here nor there.

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    In AmE, "Chuck" is a pet name for Charles so "Charlie him...out." could be interpreted as "Chuck him...out" (i.e. eject him from the bar). Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 15:04
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    Googling reveals that, even if it is, it's widely unpopular. Perhaps, this was just a one-off artistic-licence thing. Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 15:08
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    @KillingTime That seems to fit the William. Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 16:33
  • @EdwinAshworth - I should send you a Diet Coke for that one!
    – Hot Licks
    Commented Dec 15, 2020 at 23:08
  • @Hot Licks Probably a wasted (though kind) gesture over here. We're only allowed one bubble apiece. Commented Dec 16, 2020 at 11:12


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