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Kick ass and take names

verb phrase

To behave very roughly and angrily; kick ass: screaming, berating, threatening, kicking ass and taking names/ Paschal ain’t gonna do nothing but kick ass and take names

[1970s+ Army; fr the image of a rough and punitive police officer, drill sergeant, prison guard, etc]


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