kick ass

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kick ass (third-person singular simple present kicks ass, present participle kicking ass, simple past and past participle kicked ass)

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  1. (idiomatic, US, Canada, colloquial, vulgar) To win decisively.
    Did you win? We didn't just win, we kicked ass.
  2. (idiomatic, US, Canada, colloquial, vulgar) To be very impressive.
    The soundtrack to this film really kicks ass!
  3. (informal, vulgar, transitive, intransitive) To beat to a pulp; beat up
    • 1988, Roddy Piper, as "John Nada", They Live.
      I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass. And I'm all out of bubblegum.


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kick ass

  1. (vulgar, slang) Used to express happiness or a feeling of accomplishment.
    Kick ass! I just got my friend to stop playing that stupid song!

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