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See also: Kicks
kicks pl (plural only)
- (colloquial) Pleasures, thrills.
- 1946, Bobby Troup (lyrics and music), “Route 66”, performed by Nat King Cole:
- Won't you get hip to this kindly tip / When you ride that California trip / Get your kicks on Route 66
- 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 4, in On the Road, Viking Press, →OCLC, part 2:
- «Ah, it’s all right, it’s just kicks. We only live once. We’re having a good time.»
- 1965 August, Mississippi Phil Ochs, “The Newport Fuzz Festival”, in The Realist, number 61, retrieved 2022-11-13, page 11:
- I have a theory […] that the Butterfield Band, who played in back of Dylan was really the Kingston Trio getting kicks […]
- 1979, John O'Neill (lyrics and music), “Teenage Kicks”, performed by The Undertones:
- I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight / Get teenage kicks right through the night
- 1996, Samuel Brittan, Capitalism with a human face, page 136:
- This is a common experience among drug addicts who need stronger and stronger doses to regain the old 'kicks'.
- 2010, Theodore J. Kaczynski, David Skrbina, editor, Technological Slavery, page 385:
- They seek new kicks, new thrills, new adventures.
- (colloquial) Shoes.
- 1990, “U Can't Touch This”, in Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, performed by MC Hammer:
- Fresh new kicks, and pants / You gotta like that, now you know you wanna dance
- (colloquial) Commissary, or the balance of a commissary account.
- I’ve seen your kicks, inmate: you’ve got forty cents to your name.
- He put a hundred bucks in your kicks each week.
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of kick
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