Origin of kickoff
How to use kickoff in a sentence
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.France Mourns—and Hunts|Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A passing off-duty school safety officer named Fred Lucas said that he had been told the man was a drug dealer.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.How Good Dads Can Change the World|Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
- 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
Other 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.