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kick ass and take names

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kick ass and take names

verb phrase

To behave very roughly and angrily; kick ass: screaming, berating, threatening, kicking ass and taking names/ Paschal ain't gonna do nothing but kick ass and take names

[1970s+ Army; fr the image of a rough and punitive police officer, drill sergeant, prison guard, etc]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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