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kicking can

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kicking can

noun phrase

An object of attack, esp a habitual object; whipping boy: The young alderman's chief kicking can has been four oil companies

[1980s+; fr the children's game kick the can]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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