Kick our heels - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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kick (one's) heels
To have to idly spend a long amount of time waiting. Whenever I have a package delivered, I always end up kicking my heels at home waiting for it to arrive. Sorry to have you kicking your heels for so long—the doctor is ready to see you now.
kick your heels BRITISH or
cool your heels
COMMON If you kick your heels or cool your heels, you wait somewhere with nothing to do. I was left to kick my heels for forty-five minutes on my own waiting for other heads of government to turn up. A team of 60 UN weapons inspectors and aides have been cooling their heels in Bahrain for almost a week.
kick your ˈheels (British English, informal) have nothing to do while you are waiting for something: I’ve been kicking my heels here for an hour, waiting for the passport office to open.
References in classic literature
Cathcart made a few reports and we did nothing but kick our heels
about until HE came.
As if that wasn't bad enough, we then had to kick our heels
while the road crew worked feverishly to correct a fault with the AILD back line.
The station says that it will be seen "almost everywhere'' - but not in Britain, where we'll just have to kick our heels