kick up your heels

kick up (one's) heels

1. To engage or partake in jovial festivities, especially by dancing. They spent most of their Saturdays kicking up their heels at the various nightclubs around town.
2. To relax or lounge with one's feet elevated, as on a sofa, recliner, bed, etc. After such a long week, all I wanted to do for the evening was kick up my heels and watch some movies with a big bowl of popcorn.
See also: heel, kick, up
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kick up your heels

BRITISH
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.
See also: heel, kick, up
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kick up your heels

have a lively, enjoyable time. chiefly North American
See also: heel, kick, up
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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.
See also: heel, kick, up
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