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, The soup was cold, and Aunt Mary began to kick up a fuss, calling for the manager, or There’s no need to kick up a row; the boys will leave quietly, or If they fire him, Carl is ready to kick up a storm. These expressions all employ kick up in the sense of “raise dust or dirt,” a usage dating from the mid-1700s.
[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 […]
[kik-hweel, -weel] /ˈkɪkˌʰwil, -ˌwil/ noun 1. a rotated by .
[kik-ee] /ˈkɪk i/ adjective, kickier, kickiest. Slang. 1. pleasurably amusing or exciting: a kicky tune. adj. 1790, “clever; showy, gaudy,” from kick (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “full of thrills, providing kicks” is from 1968. adjective
- Kid around
verb phrase To jest and banter; avoid seriousness; fool around (1940s+) Engage in good-humored fooling, joking, or teasing. For example, He’s always kidding around with the other boys. [ First half of 1900s ]