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bust a cap in (someone's) ass

slang To murder or attempt to murder someone with a gun. If you don't get out of here right now, we're gonna bust a cap in your ass! They busted a cap in his ass when he began hurling racial slurs at them.
See also: ass, bust, cap

drag (one's) ass

1. To deliberately work or perform slowly, sluggishly, or reluctantly; to idle rather than perform one's work or duties. Stop dragging your ass on that assignment, I need it finished by 3 o'clock. I'm so bored with work that I find myself dragging ass every day in the office.
2. To leave or depart from a place. You'd better drag your ass outta here before I get even more upset. It's the cops, we'd better drag ass!
See also: ass, drag

eat (someone's) ass out

1. rude slang To vehemently or furiously scold or reprimand someone, especially in the armed forces. The captain ate my ass out after I came back to the barracks drunk.
2. vulgar slang To sexually stimulate someone's anus with one's mouth.
See also: ass, eat, out

get (one's) ass (somewhere)

Impolite To go someplace, especially directly, promptly, or with great haste (often implying that there will be consequences if one does not). You'd better get your ass to class this minute! We decided to get our asses home before our parents grounded us.
See also: ass, get

lick (someone's) ass

vulgar To flatter, fawn over, or eagerly agree with (someone, especially a person of higher authority) as a means of currying favor. Primarily heard in US. It's no wonder you're the teacher's favorite from the way you lick her ass! Look, it's just the nature of this business that sometimes you have to lick ass if you want to get ahead.
See also: ass, lick

pop a cap in (someone's) ass

slang To murder or attempt to murder someone with a gun. Primarily heard in US. If you don't get out of here right now, we're gonna pop a cap in your ass! They popped a cap in his ass when he began hurling racial slurs at them.
See also: ass, cap, pop

pulled out of (one's) ass

vulgar slang Completely fabricated; drawn from little or no real evidence, facts, information, etc. Those statistics were just pulled out of your ass! When the teacher called on him to answer the question, Jake just said something he had pulled out of his ass.
See also: ass, of, out, pull

pull (something) out of (one's) ass

vulgar slang To completely fabricate or invent something; to draw something from little or no real evidence, facts, information, etc. You just pulled those statistics out of your ass! Whenever the teacher calls on him, Jake just pulls an answer out of his ass.
See also: ass, of, out, pull

put (one's) ass on the line

rude slang To personally assume or expose oneself to some risk, danger, or responsibility; to imperil oneself or put oneself in harm's way. Look, I'm putting my ass on the line for you here. I could get fired if they find out what we're up to! You have to take some risks to be successful in business and in life, but don't put your ass on the line for no good reason.
See also: ass, line, on, put

ride (someone's) ass

1. To frequently or constantly harass, nag, or upbraid someone to do, accomplish, or complete something. The boss is riding everyone's ass to get the project finished by next week. Quit riding my ass, I'll get it done eventually!
2. To tailgate, i.e. to follow unnecessarily closely behind another vehicle while driving. I wish that trucker wouldn't ride my ass down this hill.
See also: ass, ride

shove it/something up (one's) ass

A rude, vulgar invective expressing disdain, contempt, disgust, or anger to someone (about something). Primarily heard in US. I've taken enough of the boss's crap—he can shove this job up his ass! Bill: "You're acting like a fool, Dave. You need to sober up and get your life in order." Dave: "Ah, shove it up your ass, Bill! You don't know what's best for me!"
See also: ass, shove, something, up

stick it/(something) up your ass!

A rude, vulgar invective expressing disdain, contempt, disgust, or anger to someone (about something). Primarily heard in US. I've taken enough of the boss's crap—he can stick this job up his ass! Bill: "You're acting like a fool, Dave. You need to sober up and get your life in order." Dave: "Ah, stick it up your ass, Bill! You don't know what's best for me!"
See also: stick, up

talk out (of) (one's) ass

1. vulgar slang To say foolish things; to talk of nonsense. Don't pay Jonathan any mind, Mary, he's just talking out his ass again.
2. vulgar slang To exaggerate one's achievements or knowledge of some subject; to bluff or boast. Dorothy keeps saying she can outrun anyone in our school, but she's talking out of her ass if you ask me. It seemed like the candidate was talking out of his ass for a while when the debate turned to the topic of tax policy and law.
See also: ass, out, talk

talk through (one's) ass

1. vulgar slang To say foolish things; to talk of nonsense. Don't pay Jonathan any mind, Mary, he's just talking through his ass again.
2. vulgar slang To exaggerate one's achievements or knowledge of some subject; to bluff or boast. Dorothy keeps saying she can outrun anyone in our school, but she's talking through her ass if you ask me. It seemed like the candidate was talking through his ass for a while when the debate turned to the topic of tax policy and law.
See also: ass, talk, through

(one's) ass is on the line

informal One's reputation, livelihood, or wellbeing is at stake. My ass is on the line, so this presentation has to go well! Their ass is on the line out there, so let's give them the air support they need.
See also: ass, line, on

(one's) ass off

slang A phrase used to emphasize the preceding verb as having been done to the maximum degree. I worked my ass off to get where I am today! He laughed his ass off when his little brother came home covered in mud.
See also: ass, off

be on (one's) ass

1. slang To be driving too close to another car. Primarily heard in US. Why is this guy on my ass when I'm already going over the speed limit?
2. slang To be a constant critical presence in someone's life. Primarily heard in US. My mother has been on my ass this entire visit, questioning every aspect of my life from my marital status to the improper folding of my linens.
See also: ass, on

tight ass

rude slang A disparaging term for an extremely frugal person; a miser. Primarily heard in US. Don't even bother asking Jerry to donate to your charity. He's a real tight ass and never gives a dime to anybody.
See also: ass, tight

wise-ass

One who is sarcastic or makes jokes in an attempt to seem witty, usually to others' annoyance; a smart aleck. Primarily heard in US. Joe is such a wise-ass that it's hard to know when he's being serious. Every class seems to have one disruptive wise-ass.

be up (one's) ass

rude slang To be driving too close to another car. Primarily heard in US. Why is this guy up my ass when I'm already going over the speed limit? You look tired. Are you sure you're up for this?
See also: ass, up

chew (one's) ass (out)

rude slang To scold or address one harshly or angrily. The boss is totally going to chew our asses out if he hears that we lost that big client.
See also: ass, chew

cover (one's) ass

rude slang To act in order to avoid blame or responsibility for something or prevent oneself from experiencing negative consequences. I immediately covered my ass by saying that I wasn't home when the puppy got out. Politicians don't care about the outcome of the vote, they just care about covering their asses.
See also: ass, cover

kiss (one's) ass

rude slang To flatter, fawn over, or eagerly agree with (someone, especially a person of higher authority) as a means of currying favor. Primarily heard in US. It's no wonder you're the teacher's favorite from the way you kiss her ass! Look, it's just the nature of this business that sometimes you have to kiss ass if you want to get ahead.
See also: ass, kiss

doesn't/wouldn't know (one's) ass from (one's) elbow

rude slang Is very stupid or dimwitted. I'm not surprised to hear that she got lost two blocks away from her house—she doesn't know her ass from her elbow.
See also: ass, elbow, know

kick ass

1. rude slang, verb To defeat someone or something decisively. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "kick" and "ass." We weren't prepared for that game, and the other team kicked our asses.
2. rude slang, verb To physically attack one; to beat one up. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "kick" and "ass." I'll kick your ass if I ever see you talking to my girlfriend again.
3. rude slang, verb To be very effective or successful. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is not used between "kick" and "ass." This new strategy is really kicking ass and keeping the groundhogs away from my vegetable garden!
4. rude slang, verb To be excellent or exceptional. That move kicked ass! All movies should be like that!
5. rude slang, verb To motivate one or shock one out of complacency. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is not used between "kick" and "ass." The professor's speech today kind of kicked my ass and made me realize I need to start applying myself.
6. rude slang, adjective Excellent or exceptional; awesome. In this usage, the phrase is hyphenated or spelled as one word. That was a pretty kick-ass rollercoaster. Whoa, check out that kickass bike.
See also: ass, kick

kick ass

 and kick butt
Sl. to actively motivate people to do something. It looks like I'm going to have to kick ass to get people moving around here.
See also: ass, kick

kick ass

Also, kick butt. Punish or discipline harshly; also, defeat soundly. For example, That foreman's furious; he's going to kick ass before the day is over, or Our team is out to kick butt today. [ Vulgar slang; 1940s]
See also: ass, kick

kick ass

or

kick butt

mainly AMERICAN, INFORMAL, RUDE
COMMON
1. If a person in authority kicks ass, they behave in a strict and forceful way towards people in order to make them do things. We're going to kick ass to make sure that these departments deliver when they say they will. This guy was in charge. He was kicking butt.
2. If you kick ass, you do something in a very impressive and exciting way. I wouldn't do the show if I thought we were going to suck. But I know we're gonna kick ass. He was sold to America as a star who could really kick butt.
See also: ass, kick

kick (some) ass (or butt)

act in a forceful or aggressive manner. North American vulgar slang
1995 Martin Amis Information You got to come on strong. Talk big and kick ass.
See also: ass, kick

kick ass

and kick butt
tv. to actively motivate people to do something. (Usually objectionable.) It looks like I’m going to have to kick ass to get people moving around here. Do I need to get you guys down here and kick butt to get you to play ball like the team you are supposed to be?
See also: ass, kick

kick ass

/butt Vulgar Slang
To take forceful or harsh measures to achieve an objective.
See also: ass, kick
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