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on a (subject or activity) kick

Experiencing a particularly intense and constant enthusiasm for some subject or activity. Jim's been on a real cycling kick ever since he bought that new bike. I'm on a bit of a politics kick at the moment, but I reckon it will die down once the election season is over.
See also: kick, on

extracurricular activity

1. Literally, an activity that a student does in addition to their studies (the curriculum). With your grades and extracurricular activities, you'll get into any college you want.
2. slang Sexual activity, often that which is clandestine. If Jen didn't come home last night, I bet she and Bill were preoccupied with some extracurricular activities, if you know what I mean.
3. slang Fighting or arguing that occurs among competitors during a sporting event. It looks like both teams were flagged for some extracurricular activity after that last play.
See also: activity

a hive of activity

A bustling or busy place. On Fridays, the school is only a hive of activity until 3:00 PM—then, everyone rushes out to start their weekend.
See also: activity, hive, of

hive of activity

Fig. a location where things are very busy. The hotel lobby was a hive of activity each morning. During the holidays, the shopping center is a hive of activity.
See also: activity, hive, of

hum with activity

Fig. [for a place] to be busy with activity. The kitchen hummed with activity as usual. Our main office was humming with activity during the busy season.
See also: activity, hum
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Seeing items in advance distracts students and may cause teachers to rush through activities in order to use all the items.
These are higher-order activities that primarily guide and govern the activities of the tactical level.
Finally, it does not appear that the trend extends beyond the "mere" delivery of TPP in company-owned vehicles, because none of the abovementioned authority explicitly mentions that potentially related activities (such as backhauling, pick-up, set-up, installation, removal, pouring, inserting, etc.
Only one of the eight camps taught the principles their camp was based on through specific activities.
The teacher candidate was also expected to use a series of activities which allowed the student to creatively use the information that was to be mastered.
Brunet, "Discouragement of Crime Through Civil Remedies: An Application of a Reformulated Routine Activities Theory," Western Criminology Review 4 (2002): 71.
Three learning-disabled piano students in my studio participated in a 12-week study in 2003 to determine if their steady beat performance would improve when activities that focused on large muscles were included in weekly lessons.
A taxpayer may deduct a specified percentage of the lesser of its qualified production activities income (QPAI) or its taxable income.
Included in these standards are career development activities designed to "provide the foundation for the acquisition of skills, attitudes, and knowledge that enable students to make a successful transition from school to the world of work, and from job to job across the lifespan" (Campbell & Dahir, p.
Many feel their kids need the extra edge that sports, music, and other activities provide.
The Carter Trust said it--not the trustee--was the taxpayer, and material participation should be determined by assessing the trust's activities through its fiduciaries, employees and agents.
Both of these factors have many intricate issues and phenomena involved in the complex structure of scientific activities.
From the Johnston article, list five key activities needed to build capacity in FAITH based health promotion programs.
must be "connected and subordinate to the charity's purpose," according to the draft paper on political activities issued by Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.
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