kick ass and take names

kick ass and take names

To be unequivocally dominant and in control in some situation. The new regional manager made it clear that she was going to kick ass and take names when she takes over the position next month. Not a lot of people had faith that the underdogs could win the game, but they kicked ass and took names last night!
See also: and, ass, kick, name, take

take names

Sl. to make a list of wrongdoers. (Often figuratively, referring to a schoolteacher making a list of the names of misbehaving students to be sent to the principal.) The boss is madder than hell, and he's taking names. Gary is coming by to talk about the little riot last night, and I think he's taking names.
See also: name, take

take names

tv. to make a list of wrongdoers. (Often figuratively, as with a schoolteacher, whose major weapon is to take names and send them to the principal.) The boss is madder than hell, and he’s taking names.
See also: name, take