Perhaps, if you would confess, you are as fond of a kick-up on your way home as anybody.
Whether or no to tell her of the 'kick-up at Joyfields' exercised his mind.
It's just like the 'B' for Brown in our name, only the R has a kick-up tail at the end.
I've been having quite a kick-up with my sisters about it lately.
Several people told me that the kick-up ruined the butter business, but I could not get anyone to explain why.
They had expected to be even more important than the bride in their rles of Japanese and kick-up dolls.
The heavier the charge and lighter the arm the greater the flip or kick-up.
And he, looking coolly and obeying her commands, knew there was no chance of the kick-up of the recoil producing a miss.
For the first two days of this new 'kick-up,' that 'fellow Freeland's' family undoubtedly tasted the sweets of successful mutiny.
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'']