kick-ass

or kick·ass

[ kik-as ]
/ ˈkɪkˌæs /

adjective Slang.

strikingly or overwhelmingly tough, aggressive, powerful, or effective: He finally built himself a kick-ass computer.

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Origin of kick-ass

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British Dictionary definitions for kick-ass

kick ass
/ slang /

verb (intr)

to be impressive, esp in a forceful waypop music that kicks ass

adjective kick-ass

forceful, aggressive, and impressive
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Idioms and Phrases with kick-ass

kick ass

Also, kick butt. Punish or discipline harshly; also, defeat soundly. For example, That foreman's furious; he's going to kick ass before the day is over, or Our team is out to kick butt today. [Vulgar slang; 1940s]

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