kick in the rear

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kick in the rear

1. A humiliating or frustrating disappointment or setback. Losing my job after my car broke down was a real kick in the rear.
2. A forceful rebuke or incitement intended to motivate one to act or improve. The real kick in the rear was when my mother told me she was disappointed in me—that's when I knew I needed to change. The coach gave the team a kick in the rear at half time with a rousing speech.
See also: kick, rear

kick in the rear

verb
See also: kick, rear