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Only for the sake of fun, excitement, or distraction. Living in such a small, rural town, there wasn't much to do for kicks other than drive around in our car all night. There's a band of local kids who go around smashing car windows for kicks.
for ˈkicks(informal) (especially of crime or violence) done for excitement and pleasure: They destroyed the telephone boxes just for kicks. ♢ ‘Why did he steal the car?’ ‘Just for kicks. He was bored.’
mod. for fun; for a thrill. We just did it for kicks. We didn’t mean to hurt anyone.