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