a kick in the butt

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a kick in the butt

also a kick in the pants
forceful encouragement to do something She knows when we need a kick in the butt to get this done right. Luckily, you can add memory and give your computer a real kick in the pants without spending a ton of money.
Related vocabulary: a pat on the back
See also: butt, kick