kick the wheels

kick the wheels

To inspect or test something or someone to ensure that he, she, or it meets the required or expected standard of quality. You should always kick the wheels of anything you plan to buy from someone online, or else you might end up buying a piece of junk! The boss always assigns difficult projects as a way of kicking the wheels of new employees. We should hire a few interns to kick the wheels on this app before we release it to the public.
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The Gunners captain then proceeded to kick the wheels off the pram, set fire to the pram and finally push the smouldering remains of the pram into a canal.