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Origin of kickoff
Example sentences from the Web for kickoff
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.
When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.
The NOPD fired Knight in 1973 for stealing lumber from a construction site as an off-duty cop.
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
The latter trod on the toes of the former, whereupon the former threatened to "kick out of the cabin" the latter.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
And with that the host gave him such a kick as sent him howling into the street, amidst the roars of the company.
I knowed, a-course, that I could go kick up a fuss when Simpson stopped by his office on his trip back from Goldstone.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher|Eleanor Gates
Next morning the hero of Wagram, lame from the effect of a kick from his horse, was summoned before the Emperor.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for kickoff
verb (intr, adverb)
- a place kick from the centre of the field in a game of football
- the time at which the first such kick is due to take placekickoff is at 2.30 p.m
- the beginning of something
- for a kickoff to begin with
Idioms and Phrases with kickoff
Start, begin, as in They kicked off the celebration with a parade. This term alludes to starting play by kicking the ball in soccer, football, and similar sports. [Mid-1800s]
See kick in, def. 2.