kick (oneself)

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kick

1. noun, slang A sense of enjoyment, amusement, or excitement. Even as an adult, I still get a kick out of building sandcastles at the beach. She really gets a kick out of doing wheelies on her motorcycle in front of an audience.
2. noun, slang The strong sensation experienced from consuming something with a potent effect or flavor, such as a drug, a drink of alcohol, or a spicy food. Wow, that hot sauce has a real kick to it. My ears are burning!
3. noun, slang A shoe. Always used in the plural. Yo, check out those kicks. Are they original Jordans?
4. verb, slang To overcome an addiction. It took gum, patches, and counseling, but I've finally kicked smoking.

kick (oneself)

To reprove or rebuke oneself; to be angry with or disappointed in oneself. Usually used in continuous tenses. I knew I'd be kicking myself later if I came back and the bag was gone, so I went ahead and bought it. Plenty of companies are kicking themselves for not investing in the technology at an earlier stage.
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kick oneself (for doing something)

Fig. to regret doing something. I could just kick myself for going off and not locking the car door. Now the car has been stolen. Don't kick yourself. It's insured.
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kick oneself

Berate oneself, reproach one-self, as in I've been kicking myself all day for forgetting the keys. [Late 1800s]
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kick yourself

If you kick yourself for doing something, you are annoyed with yourself for doing it. I was still kicking myself for not paying attention. I immediately regretted having said this — I could have kicked myself.
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kick yourself

be annoyed with yourself for doing something foolish or missing an opportunity.
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ˈkick yourself

(informal) be angry with yourself for something you have done or not done: Buy it. It’s a real bargain. You’ll kick yourself if you don’t.I told John that Susan was really lazy. Then somebody told me that she was a good friend of his. I could have kicked myself for being so stupid.
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kick

verb

kick

1. n. a charge or good feeling (from something); pleasure or enjoyment from something. (see also get a kick out of someone/something.) That song really gives me a kick. I love it!
2. n. the jolt from a drug or a drink of strong liquor. The kick nearly knocked Harry over.
3. tv. to break a drug addiction voluntarily. (Drugs.) I knew I had the guts in me somewhere to kick juice.
4. n. a complaint. You got another kick, troublemaker?
5. in. to complain. Why are you always kicking?
6. Go to kicks.
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As these new neighbourhoods and towns are built, we'll kick ourselves if in 10 years' time we look back having missed the opportunity to 'design out' the obesogenic environment, and 'design in' health and wellbeing.
So we are hoping now to get that consistent level of performance over a longer period, and that games where we kick ourselves after when we don't get maximum points are few and far between.
Despite all the things we did to kick ourselves in the gut, we never flinched," Helfrich said.
It did take us to go behind for us to kick ourselves into life but after that I thought we deserved the win.
Iron boss Brian Laws said: "Given their injury problems, we'll kick ourselves that we didn't take advantage.
It happens, and of course we ritually kick ourselves when it does.
We always have to kick ourselves, we always have to remind ourselves that there is still a third of the season to go," Hughton continued.
He'll go for the Argento and we'd kick ourselves if he ran a big race there and he wasn't in the Gold Cup.
We kick ourselves all the time that we didn't decide to downsize when home prices were at the top.
Mjallby said: "We will kick ourselves for the Inverness game if Rangers win the title.
We can pretty much go through the rest of the year festering in squalor, as long as we kick ourselves up the backside in the days leading up to our guests arriving and they - and us - are convinced the house is spotless all the time.
So we do what we do best in Liverpool - we don't wait for people to put the boot in; we kick ourselves into the ground.
KEEPER Matt Glennon reflected on Town's failure to cut down Forest and said: "We need to kick ourselves up the backside.
We could kick ourselves for not knowing better, for not seeing it until then.