a tidbit or delicacy, especially one served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre.
something showy but without value; trinket; trifle.
a valueless trinket
(archaic) a small elaborate or exotic delicacy
late 16c., “a fancy dish in cookery” (especially a non-native one), from English pronunciation of French quelque chose “a something, a little something.”
n. a fanciful word for “wife” in Shakespeare (“All’s Well,” II iii.297), 1601, apparently a perversion of kickshaw “a fancy dish in cookery.”
- Kick someone around
verb phrase To abuse; repeatedly maltreat: Mr Nixon said the press wouldn’t have him to kick around anymore (1912+ Students)
- Kick someone to the curb
verb phrase To be no longer employed or wanted; made surplus: It shall be rendered, as the British say, redundant. Or as my contemporaries would observe, kicked to the curb (1990s+)
- Kick someone out
verb phrase To eject, expel, or dismiss someone; bounce: She kicked Peter out of the apartment (1711+)