kick it off

• start a fight. e.g.. "There was a real bad atmosphere down the boozer, I was sure that nutter was gonna kick it off".

Londonisms dictionary. 2014.

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  • kick sth off — UK US kick sth off Phrasal Verb with kick({{}}/kɪk/ verb [T] INFORMAL ► if you kick off a discussion or an activity, you start it: kick (sth) off with sth/by doing sth »I d like to kick off the discussion with a few statistics …   Financial and business terms

  • kick something off — 1) remove something, esp. shoes, by striking out vigorously with the foot or feet 2) informal begin something the presidential primary kicks off the political year * * * ˌkick sthˈoff derived to remove sth by kicking • to kick off your shoes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ˌkick (sth) ˈoff — phrasal verb informal to begin, or to begin something The game kicks off at noon.[/ex] I d like to kick off with a quick look at last month s sales figures.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • kick something off — begin or cause something to begin. → kick …   English new terms dictionary

  • kick (someone) off (something) — to force someone to leave a group. Fred was difficult to work with and finally we kicked him off the planning committee. He was kicked off the team …   New idioms dictionary

  • kick — [kɪk] verb kick in phrasal verb 1. [intransitive] informal if a system, arrangement, event etc kicks in, it begins to have an effect: • Many lawyers are hurrying to arrange settlements before the new tax rules kick in. 2. [intransitive,… …   Financial and business terms

  • kick-off — (n.) also kickoff, kick off, 1857, first kick in a football match, from KICK (Cf. kick) (v.) + OFF (Cf. off). Figurative sense of start, beginning event is from 1875 …   Etymology dictionary

  • kick — kick1 W3S2 [kık] v [I and T] 1.) to hit something with your foot kick sth down/over/around etc ▪ Billy was kicking a ball around the yard. ▪ The police kicked the door down. kick sb in the stomach/face/shin etc ▪ There was a scuffle and he kicked …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kick — kick1 [ kık ] verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to hit something or someone with your foot: Mom! Jimmy kicked me! Some children will bite and kick when they get angry. kick something open/closed/shut: Jerry kicked the door open. kick… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kick — 1 verb 1 HIT WITH YOUR FOOT (I, T) to hit something with your foot: She kicked me under the table. | Joe, stop kicking! | kick sth down/over etc: The police kicked the door down. | kick sth around/towards etc: Billy was kicking a ball around the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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