Don't ever make a joke about a bomb on an airplane, if you don't want to risk expulsion. Expulsion is being kicked out of something, like a club, a school, or an airplane.

If a Girl Scout ate all the cookies she'd already sold, she might face expulsion from her Girl Scout troop, and an unruly high school student who threatens to hit a teacher risks expulsion from school. Historically, many religious and minority groups faced expulsion from countries where their beliefs weren't tolerated. In fact, the Latin root word of expulsion is expellere, "to drive out."

Definitions of expulsion
  1. noun
    the act of forcing out someone or something
    “the child's expulsion from school”
    synonyms: ejection, exclusion, riddance
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    the act of throwing someone or something out of a window
    the expulsion from a country of an undesirable alien
    the act of excluding someone from society by general consent
    barring, blackball
    the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
    ouster, ousting
    the act of ejecting someone or forcing them out
    deposition, dethronement
    the act of deposing someone; removing a powerful person from a position or office
    type of:
    banishment, proscription
    rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
  2. noun
    the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
    synonyms: ejection, forcing out, projection
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    belch, belching, burp, burping, eructation
    a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    the forceful expulsion of something from inside
    coughing up
    the act of expelling (food or phlegm) by coughing
    expectoration, spit, spitting
    the act of spitting (forcefully expelling saliva)
    disgorgement, emesis, regurgitation, vomit, vomiting
    the reflex act of ejecting the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    regurgitation of small amounts of food; seen in some infants after feeding
    haematemesis, hematemesis
    vomiting blood
    severe and excessive vomiting
    type of:
    actuation, propulsion
    the act of propelling
  3. noun
    squeezing out by applying pressure
    “the expulsion of pus from the pimple”
    synonyms: extrusion
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    squeeze, squeezing
    the act of gripping and pressing firmly
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