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 rollercoaster.
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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I could kick his butt,' she elucidated to the news site.
Gregg needs to go into the training room and Aliona needs to kick his butt into gear.
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.
Ellerbe hit back: "Floyd is going to kick his butt and show Hatton's fans just what a phoney he is.
I was going to kick his butt when we got back, but I was too tired,'' Palomarez said.
If there's some kid out there who can line up and kick his butt, I'd like to see him.
Besides, I know that when my (11-year-old) son reaches 18, I'll be 60, and I want to make sure I can still kick his butt.