To make a quick and superficial inspection; do cursory checking: simplistic agrarian vision bought by the war-weary nation without kicking the tires/ has asked PC Magazine to kick the tires and slam the doors
[1970s+; fr such an examination made while appraising a car]
noun, Skiing. 1. a turn from a stationary position in which a skier lifts one ski to a point where the heel is nearly at right angles to the snow, then faces the ski outward, sets it down in the direction to be turned, and swings the other ski around so that both skis are […]
[kik-uhp] /ˈkɪkˌʌp/ noun, Informal. 1. a fuss; commotion; row.
[kik] /kɪk/ verb (used with object) 1. to strike with the foot or feet: to kick the ball; to kick someone in the shins. 2. to drive, force, make, etc., by or as if by kicks. 3. Football. to score (a field goal or a conversion) by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball. 4. Informal. to […]
- Kick up a fuss
verb phrase To make a disturbance; complain loudly and bitterly; raise cain: I don’t want his lawyer to kick up a fuss about this/ I’m afraid the opposition will kick up a row over this (entry form 1848+, variant 1759+) Also, kick up a row or storm. Create a disturbance; start a fight. For example, […]