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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

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

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.

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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Data is tracked for how each kicker does from the 19 yards and closer, 20-29 yards, 30-39 yards, 40-49 yards, and beyond 50 yards.
Garrett Hartley missed all of last season with a hip injury and New Orleans brought in John Kasay to man the position (assuming that kickers are still men).
Following the notation that appears in Coloma (2007), we will build a game in which the kicker has to choose between his natural side (the goalkeeper's right, if the kicker is right-footed, or the goalkeeper's left, if the kicker is left-footed) and his opposite side (the goalkeeper's left, if the kicker is right-footed, or the goalkeeper's right, if the kicker is left-footed).
The holder has to set it down on the block leaned the right way very quickly or set it on the ground in the exact spot selected by the kicker.
Oregon used to have kicker rebates for corporate as well as personal income taxes.
They do not look at him as just a kicker - he's a player.
The high school kicker should be able to kick the ball 65 yards with at least four seconds hang time.
But realistically Duncan will go in against Glasgow as our main kicker, assuming he gets the selection nod in front of Gordon Ross.
Even with the kicker refund factored in, the latest positive revenue forecast will give Oregon $109 million more in general and lottery fund revenues in the 2017-19 budget.
Until then, every American kicker kicked with his toes.
Such is the perversity of Oregon's kicker law, devised in 1979 as a means of heading off a California-style property tax limitation.