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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.
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kick ass

(spoken)
to be very exciting or effective kick butt The DVD of that war movie truly kicks ass.
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kick (somebody's) ass

(rude)
1. to fight someone and hurt them kick (somebody's) butt “You do that again and I'm gonna kick your ass,” he yelled at the terrified boy.
2. to defeat someone completely kick (somebody's) butt I want to kick their ass, just like any other team we face on the field.
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kick (some) ass (and take names)

to threaten someone with physical violence (some) butt (and take names) Detectives had to kick some ass and take some names in order to get information from their sources on the street. Saying that our country is going to go in and kick ass and take names is the easy part - doing it could turn out to be a nightmare.
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kick (somebody's) ass

  (mainly American very informal!)
to punish someone or to defeat someone with a lot of force The General saw the conflict as a chance for the Marines to go in and kick ass. We want to go into the game and kick some ass.
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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]
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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?
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kick ass

/butt Vulgar Slang
To take forceful or harsh measures to achieve an objective.
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