adj Excellent, outstanding. That band was kicking! 1990s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • kicking — n. The act of delivering a blow with the foot. Syn: kick, boot. [WordNet 1.5] {alive and kicking} alive and vigorously active. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kicking — ist: ein Ortsteil der Gemeinde Dunkelsteinerwald in Niederösterreich. eine Katastralgemeinde von Peilstein im Mühlviertel in Oberösterreich Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kicking — 1. adjective a) (often kickin) Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable. A kicking pair of jeans. b) Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking) still kicking at 89 2. noun …   Wiktionary

  • kicking — /ˈkɪkɪŋ/ (say kiking) verb 1. present participle of kick. –phrase Colloquial 2. alive and kicking, in good health and active. {Phrase Origin: ? from a fishmonger s call advertising the freshness of the goods} 3. be kicking along, to be coping… …   Australian English dictionary

  • kicking — noun 1. the act of delivering a blow with the foot he gave the ball a powerful kick the team s kicking was excellent • Syn: ↑kick, ↑boot • Derivationally related forms: ↑kick, ↑boot ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kicking — Kick Kick (k[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kicked} (k[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Kicking}.] [W. cicio, fr. cic foot.] 1. To strike, thrust, or hit violently with the foot; as, a horse kicks a groom; a man kicks a dog. [1913 Webster] He [Frederick the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kicking it — adj enjoying oneself, celebrating or relaxing. A vogue term which, like the adjective kicking, is derived from the earlier Amer ican expression to kick the shit. The phrase was recorded in use among North London schoolboys in the 1990s …   Contemporary slang

  • kicking — paspyrimas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Kamuolio nubloškimas kojos smūgiu kiek toliau; netolimas kamuolio padavimas žaidėjui spyriu. atitikmenys: angl. kick; kicking vok. Fussstoss, m; Fusstritt, m rus. пинание …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • kicking — spyris statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Vienkartinis futbolo veiksmas – smūgis į kamuolį koja. atitikmenys: angl. kick; kicking vok. Hieb, m; Schlag, m; Schuss, m; Stoss, m; Tritt, m rus. удар …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • kicking — adj excellent, exciting, powerful. A vogue term of approbation of the later 1990s, probably deriving from the phrase (it) kicks the shit. ► The band was kickin and Christian was the hottest guy there. (Clueless, US film, 1995) …   Contemporary slang

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