kick up (one's) heels(redirected from kick up our heels)
kick up (one's) heels
To enjoy oneself without restraint. Now that that big acquisition is finally over, we can kick up our heels and celebrate!
kick up one's heels
Enjoy oneself, as in When she retires, she plans to kick up her heels and travel. This expression originated about 1600 with a totally different meaning, "to be killed." The modern sense, alluding to a prancing horse or exuberant dancer, dates from about 1900.
kick up your heelsBRITISH
If you kick up your heels, you enjoy yourself a lot, for example at a party. Lucia was spotted kicking up her heels in the Tangiers Club. After years of working hard and raising all those children, I could kick up my heels and go entirely where I wanted to. Note: This refers to a horse that has been released into a field, as horses commonly do this as they gallop off.
kick up your heelshave a lively, enjoyable time. chiefly North American
kick up your ˈheels(informal, especially American English) be relaxed and enjoy yourself: Now that he’s more confident in his job, perhaps he can kick up his heels and stop looking so worried all the time.
kick up (one's) heelsInformal
To cast off one's inhibitions and have a good time.