But I'm sure the AEI crowd is going to try to kick up some dust and see if it adheres.
Perhaps they will kick up less of a fuss if and when he decides, Nixon style, to choose “ peace with honor” in Afghanistan.
Before this whole debt squabble got out of hand, Obama too was set to kick up his heels.
He promised me another regiment to replace the Third, and said my boys looked fat enough to kick up their heels.
Inside of ten minutes it was blowin' hard, and the seas were beginnin' to kick up.
Harper said they were "going to the States, and were going to kick up the damnedest row that had ever been heard of."
Say, you'll got my goat for sure if you kick up like this, lassie.
Peter had to stop every few minutes just to kick up his heels and try to jump over his own shadow.
If we hears you kick up restless-like, we comes to soothe you.
“Nice noise to kick up in the middle of the night,” Hubert grumbled.
late 14c., "to strike out with the foot" (earliest in biblical phrase now usually rendered as kick against the pricks), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old Norse kikna "bend backwards, sink at the knees." "The doubts OED has about the Scandinavian origin of kick are probably unfounded" [Liberman]. Related: Kicked; kicking.
Figurative sense of "complain, protest, rebel against" (late 14c.) probably is from the Bible verse. Slang sense of "die" is attested from 1725 (kick the wind was slang for "be hanged," 1590s; see also bucket). Meaning "to end one's drug habit" is from 1936. Kick in "contribute" is from 1908; kick out "expel" is from 1690s. To kick oneself in self-reproach is from 1891. The children's game of kick the can is attested from 1891.
1520s, from kick (v.). Meaning "recoil (of a gun) when fired" is from 1826. Meaning "surge or fit of pleasure" (often as kicks) is from 1941; originally literally, "stimulation from liquor or drugs" (1844). The kick "the fashion" is c.1700.
[pocket sense fr late 17thcentury kicks, ''breeches'']