for kicks


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for kicks

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 group of kids who go around smashing car windows for kicks. Just for kicks, let's order dessert first.
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for kicks and for laughs; for giggles

Fig. for fun; just for entertainment; for no good reason. They didn't mean any harm. They just did it for kicks. We drove over to the next town for laughs.
See also: and, for, giggle, kick
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.’
See also: for, kick
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for kicks

mod. for fun; for a thrill. We just did it for kicks. We didn’t mean to hurt anyone.
See also: for, kick
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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