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kick at the canAn attempt or an opportunity.Rate it:

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kick at the canTo make an attempt; to try.Rate it:

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kick the can down the roadTo postpone a decision or action.Rate it:

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you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drinkYou can show someone how to do something, but you can't make them do it.Rate it:

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from can see to can't seeFrom the time when it is barely light enough to see until there is no light remaining whatsoever: from sunup to sundown, from dawn to duskRate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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kick aroundTo wander loose; to float around; to hang around.Rate it:

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kick backTo relax.Rate it:

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kick the bucketTo die.Rate it:

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kick aroundTo abuse or mistreat; to bully.Rate it:

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kick inTo start or connect suddenly.Rate it:

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kick offTo make the first kick in a game or part of a game.Rate it:

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kick outTo stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.Rate it:

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kick downTo break or demolish something by physical bodily force.Rate it:

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kick inTo kick or strike so as to cause the object struck to collapse or fall inwards.Rate it:

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kick into touchTo evade an issue.Rate it:

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kick offTo force the weaning of a bovine cow's calf by restricting the calf's access to its mother's udders. Used figuratively or literally.Rate it:

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get a kick out ofTo be delighted by; to be amused by.Rate it:

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kick against the pricksTo kick back (of an animal etc.) against being goadedRate it:

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kick against the pricksto struggle against one's fate. [from 14th c.]Rate it:

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kick assTo be very impressive.Rate it:

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kick assTo beat someone at something.Rate it:

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kick assTo beat someone in a fight.Rate it:

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kick ass and take namesTo beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.Rate it:

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kick bollocks scrambleA free for all or panic situationRate it:

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kick buttTo be impressive; to be decisively good or pleasant.Rate it:

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kick buttThe words describe an action. The words can also describe a command for immediate physical action. Frequently used by military officers, sports team coaches and other leaders. Variations include street talk.Rate it:

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kick inTo contribute, especially to a collection of money.Rate it:

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kick in the ballsa big setback or disappointmentRate it:

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kick in the pantsa (forceful) reminder to start or get goingRate it:

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kick in the teethA humiliating insult or instance of bad treatment, especially when one is expecting friendship or in need of support; a sudden and unexpected setback; a strong rebuff.Rate it:

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kick into touchTo kick a ball over the touchline in a game of rugby to avoid pressure from the opponent team in a difficult situationRate it:

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kick itTo kick back.Rate it:

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kick like a muleTo have a very strong physical effectRate it:

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kick offTo start; to launch.Rate it:

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kick offTo shut down or turn_off suddenly.Rate it:

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kick off the teamIn sports, to dismiss an athlete from a team, usually for misconduct, poor academic performance or other offenses.Rate it:

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kick one's heelsUsed other than as an idiom: see kick, heels.Rate it:

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kick one's heelsTo wait; to wait impatiently or restlessly.Rate it:

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kick oneselfTo reproach oneself for making a mistake or missing an opportunity.Rate it:

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kick some tiresTo shop for a vehicle or other item to purchase or invest in.Rate it:

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kick someone when they are downTo make it worse for someone who is going through a difficult time.Rate it:

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kick the bucketOf a machine, to break down such that it cannot be repaired.Rate it:

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kick the dustTo dieRate it:

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kick the habitTo recover from or quit an addiction or habit. For example, to quit smoking, drinking, burping, or drug addiction.Rate it:

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kick the tiresTo inspect something to ensure it meets expected standards or has favored characteristics, typically before committing to purchasing or otherwise selecting it.Rate it:

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kick the tiresTo inspect a vehicle's tires by kicking them to check for defects or poor quality.Rate it:

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kick the tyresAlternative form of kick the tires.Rate it:

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kick to the curbto dismiss or reject in a humiliating manner.Rate it:

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kick upInto the air while running or walking or driving.Rate it:

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