ass-kicker

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ass-kicker

1. rude slang One who tries to motivate and inspire people toward some goal or end. The new boss is a real ass-kicker, but we've never gotten so much done in one quarter before.
2. rude slang Someone or something that outshines or surpasses everyone or everything else. This new system is a total ass-kicker—we've never gotten so much done in one quarter before.
3. rude slang A particularly raucous song, usually in the rock genre. I just heard "Sweet Child O' Mine" on the radio, and it's still a real ass-kicker, if you ask me.

ass-kicker

verb
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McCarthy is a fine actress who charts the journey from put upon underling to confident ass-kicker. But her ad-libbing is rarely as funny as the film's makers think it is.
Oscar-winner Adrien Brody is a shock choice for lead tough guy Royce, while Alice Braga is the usual strong, feisty female ass-kicker.
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"The next president is going to be an ass-kicker. The whole world is gonna change or else this will become a really f***dup song."
During his first news conference Will will admit that he was the person who suggested that Goetz challenge Bush on who was the better "ass-kicker"--the challenge that some will say gave the debate, and thus the election, to Goetz.
Samuel L Jackson (right) reprises the role of the black ass-kicker in Shaft, based on the original 1971 blaxploitation classic.
Tyson's co-boss, John Horne, blasted: "Tyson's the greatest ass-kicker of all time.
But now they team up in action flicks such as this, which sees the ageing ass-kickers playing prisoners attempting to escape from an ultra-high-security jail.
If the soaring American novelist of my young manhood has fallen into the automobile graveyard, and the bohemian poets and painters whom I knew wrote the final words on bourgeois defiance-Bodenheim, de Kooning, Kline, Delmore Schwartz, down to the kid ass-kickers like Ginsberg and Larry Rivers -it has remained for the (oh no!) actor to bring originality to the 1980s, where the nobler arts have repeated the story.