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Definition of kick ass and take names

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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Definitions include: the best.
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Definitions include: a lot of money.
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Definitions include: used to indicate an extreme condition or an excessive amount.
Definitions include: et cetera.
Definitions include: used to indicate an extreme condition or an excessive amount.
Definitions include: a quantity between 1 and one order of magnitude lower than the quantity previously mentioned.
Definitions include: interjection of agreement.

Other terms relating to 'ass':

Definitions include: pestering a person.
Definitions include: pestering multiple people.
Definitions include: short for ass-poopin'.
Definitions include: anything displeasing.
Definitions include: used after an adjective to indicate extremes or excessiveness; "very", "really", "extremely".
Definitions include: in reverse or totally incorrect
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Definitions include: very early in the day.
Definitions include: is where you get money for sittin' on your ass.
Definitions include: some location extremely far away.

Other terms relating to 'kick':

Definitions include: something enjoyable.
Definitions include: excellent.
Definitions include: to kick the shit out of one.
Definitions include: to enjoy.
Definitions include: the opposite of kick (one's) ass.
Definitions include: to be bad.
Definitions include: to mistreat.
Definitions include: very good, excellent; "cool"; "awesome".
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Definitions include: Give me, usually used when someone is withholding something.
Definitions include: to give.
Definitions include: Unattractive, undesirable.
Definitions include: a particularly interesting point.

Other terms relating to 'name':

Definitions include: to be inviting.
Definitions include: acronym for "Democrat in Name Only."
Definitions include: acronym for "in Jesus's name."
Definitions include: intensifier, usually expressing confusion or displeasure.
Definitions include: Clueless.
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Definitions include: the goal.
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Definitions include: "screen name".
Definitions include: the name one gives while ordering at Starbucks (or other shops.)
Definitions include: form of reference for a female who's name one can't remember.
Definitions include: form of reference for a male who's name one can't remember.

Other terms relating to 'take':

Definitions include: "Chill, don't worry about it."
Definitions include: a second look.
Definitions include: compromise.
Definitions include: I'm a bottom guy who only takes it up the arse
Definitions include: "Both people involved in a bad situation are to be blamed."
Definitions include: taking bribes.
Definitions include: the result of someone taking the piss.
Definitions include: to rob or extort.
Definitions include: to have to go take a shit.
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