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kick around

verb - intransitive

  • to be present.
    I've got a flask kicking around in here somewhere...

    Last edited on Nov 28 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

verb - transitive

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kick ass and take names

  • To seriously do something or to confront someone in a serious manner. To explain things to people in a direct way so that there's no misunderstanding.
    To round up the bad guys, make sure they know the cops are aware that they're the perps, and get their names and other pertinent information on the record.
    Hunter: "What are you going to do? We don't have enough to arrest them."

    Dee Dee: "I'm going to kick some butt and take some names.
    I'm going to find them, scare the shit out of them, and make sure I have all the pertinent information.

    Last edited on Aug 13 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on May 14 2014.

expression

  • Comes from the TV cop series "Hunter," late 80's to early 90's. It meant I'm going out there to get the bad guys." It is commonly misunderstood as a call to violence, when it actually meant "I'M GOING TO FOLLOW PROCEDURE, BUT BARELY WITHIN THE LIMITS."

    Last edited on Aug 13 2014. Submitted by Incurable Romanticist on Aug 13 2014.

verb

  • to beat severely, or defeat severely.
    The home team is kicking ass and taking names.
    The home team has to follow the rules for cops, so they're not going to break legs, but they will scare the shit out of the opposition and bury them by the rules.

    Last edited on Aug 13 2014. Submitted by Lucy M. from Germany on Aug 20 2003.

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kick balls

verb

  • to be very good
    This game kicks balls!

    Last edited on Feb 13 2006. Submitted by Robbie G. from Stroud, Hampshire, UK on Feb 13 2006.

  • to be victorious. Literally: to kick the balls (testicles).
    I'm gonna kick your balls!

    Last edited on Jun 03 2010. Submitted by Robbie G. from Stroud, Hampshire, UK on Feb 13 2006.

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kick butt

  • to excel.
    My new pool cue kicks butt.

    Last edited on Jan 15 2009. Submitted by Johannes on Jan 15 2009.

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kick down

  • Give me, usually used when someone is withholding something.
    Hey dude, Kick down with some more food.

    Last edited on Mar 26 1998. Submitted by Charles P. from San Diego, CA, USA on Mar 26 1998.

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