kick butt

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kick butt

1. verb To defeat someone or something decisively. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "kick" and "butt." We weren't prepared for that game, and the other team kicked our butts.
2. verb To physically attack one; to beat one up. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "kick" and "butt." I'll kick your butt if I ever see you talking to my girlfriend again.
3. verb To be very effective or successful. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is not used between "kick" and "butt." This new strategy is really kicking butt and keeping the groundhogs away from my vegetable garden!
4. verb To be excellent or exceptional. That movie kicked butt! All movies should be like that!
5. verb To motivate one or shock one out of complacency. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "kick" and "butt." The professor's speech today kind of kicked my butt and made me realize I need to start applying myself.
6. adjective Excellent or exceptional; awesome. In this usage, the phrase is hyphenated. That was a pretty kick-butt roller coaster.
See also: butt, kick

kick (some/somebody’s) ˈass/ˈbutt

(taboo, slang, American English) act in a very firm, controlling or aggressive manner: Now let’s kick some butt! ▶ ˈkick-ass adj. (taboo, slang, American English) very good: a kick-ass rock band
See also: ass, butt, kick

kick butt

verb
See also: butt, kick
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Victoria, who met 6ft Andy at kick-boxing classes, laughs: "I like to kick his butt. He lets me do it.
And if it's not ready by 1400 I'm going to go kick his butt."
Greg Norman last night declared himself a Nick Faldo fan - then vowed to kick his butt.
"We were competitive when we were together - probably too much so," Sutherland said, adding: "But it's hard not to be competitive with Mike as there's something about him that makes you want to kick his butt."
Ellerbe hit back: "Floyd is going to kick his butt and show Hatton's fans just what a phoney he is.
Because the Swede knows what it is like to look a cocky German in the eye - then kick his butt.