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ass-kicker

1. rude slang One who tries to motivate and inspire people toward some goal or end. The new boss is a real ass-kicker, but we've never gotten so much done in one quarter before.
2. rude slang Someone or something that outshines or surpasses everyone or everything else. This new system is a total ass-kicker—we've never gotten so much done in one quarter before.
3. rude slang A particularly raucous song, usually in the rock genre. I just heard "Sweet Child O' Mine" on the radio, and it's still a real ass-kicker, if you ask me.

butt-kicker

Someone or something that outshines or surpasses everyone or everything else. This new system is a total butt-kicker—we've never gotten so much done in one quarter before.

ice the kicker

In American football, to call a time out just before the opposing team's kicker attempts a field goal, with the intent of negatively affecting the kicker's focus or confidence (i.e. "icing them" or "getting in their head"). Almost exclusively done at the end of the game when the field goal could win or tie the game. Even though they tried to ice the kicker, he still hit the 63-yard field goal attempt.
See also: ice, kicker

icing the kicker

In American football, the tactic of calling a time out just before the opposing team's kicker attempts a field goal, with the intent of negatively affecting the kicker's focus or confidence (i.e. "icing them" or "getting in their head"). Almost exclusively done at the end of the game when the field goal could win or tie the game. Hey, before you go out for your field goal, don't forget that their coach is known for icing the kicker.
See also: icing, kicker

tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire

butt-kicker

and ass-kicker
n. someone or something capable of defeating or surpassing all others. That idea is a real butt-kicker. He is an ass-kicker, but he at least rewards us for putting up with him.

ass-kicker

verb

kicker

n. a clever but stinging remark; a sharp criticism; a zinger. I waited for the kicker, and finally it came.
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The state may retain all or part of a taxpayer's kicker if the individual has unpaid taxes due from other years, child support, court fines or college loans, the state said.
If the kicker kicks the ball out of bounds, this is against the rules and imparts a penalty to the kicking team; the opponent is given the ball on the 40-yard line.
This is also the reason that if you find yourself picking in the middle ranks of kickers after the ones from the good teams are gone, you could do worse than settling for the Titans' Rob Bironas.
We had total faith in James Hook, who we know is a fantastic goal kicker in his own right."
The researchers claim the momentum caused by this movement helps kickers control the amount of rotation in their bodies so that when they kick the ball their body is facing the target for longer.
The good news is that Davis didn't rest in the summer when he knew he'd likely give up the place-kicking chores to Tejada, one of the few prep kickers offered a scholarship by the UA staff.
Whether you are talking about the place kicker or punter, it all starts with the snap.
Together with Danger, Kicker Online plans to deploy several applications for T-Mobile Sidekick users in Germany later in 2006, including: fantasy games for World Cup and Bundesliga; statistics and results tracker for the World Cup; Formula One statistics and results tracker; and Bundesliga statistics and results tracker.
"We are pleased with the reception and accolades our Kicker FX is receiving," said Omni Alliance Group president Scott Spor.
Although he screwed his kick wide, Steeler cornerback Dewayne Washington was penalised for running into the Titans kicker, giving Tennessee another shot.
The kicker gives the reader a sense of closure and completed action, as well as a sense that the writer controls the material by giving it shape.
The 6-foot-2, slender kicker was sending cannon shots from the north end of Saluki Stadium's 18-yard line consistently to the 25-30 at the south end.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has received offers from both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, according to a report in German football magazine Kicker on Thursday.Kicker reported that Lewandowski, whose current deal at Bayern runs until 2021, was unhappy with the club's plan to extend his contract by a single year, suggesting the player wanted a longer deal.
But Oregon has a unique requirement, the so-called kicker law: If tax revenues exceed projections that were made at the start of the two-year budget cycle by at least 2 percent, the full amount of the difference is returned to taxpayers.