To shift into a lower gear in a truck or car (1960s+ Truckers)
She is the “kiss up, kick down” kind of person and so is loved by all the higher-ups…and hated by all of us.
He could kick down a slight trellis-work gate; but he could bring no adequate force to bear against the stout front door.
And shall I now, at once, kick down the character which I have raised so warily?
It will be all in harmony, then, if I kick down the shutters and sliding-doors with a noise like thunder.
Let us not kick down the ladder by which we mounted, nor refuse to acknowledge what our fathers felt in their hour of trial.
Unless the Medici could manage to kick down the ladder whereby they had risen, they ran the risk of losing all.
Each of these simple-hearted reprobates was too spirited to take a guinea for a kick down a staircase.
So firmly was he wedged into the corner that Kitchell had to kick down the box before he could be reached.
The groom, however, was not one of the strugglers who want to kick down other climbers.
Mr. Lincoln, either accept Burnside's resignation, which he has repeatedly offered, or kick down the denouncers.