kick butt
phrasal to use forceful or coercive measures in order to achieve a purpose; also to succeed or win overwhelmingly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kick butt — kick (someone s) butt American & Australian, very informal! to punish someone or to defeat someone with a lot of force. The officer told his men to move in on the protestors and kick butt show them who s boss! We went out with the gang to kick… …   New idioms dictionary

  • kick butt — phrasal : to use bluntly forceful or coercive measures in order to achieve a desired end ; also : to succeed or win overwhelmingly * * * kick (some) ass/butt/mainly american impolite phrase to show someone what you are capable of doing or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick butt — verb To be impressive; to be decisively good or pleasant. I never thought Id say it, but being the governor of California kicks butt! Syn: kick ass, rock, rule See Also: get ones butt kicked …   Wiktionary

  • kick butt — defeat badly, blow them away    The Cougars beat us last week. Let s kick their butt tonight! …   English idioms

  • kick butt — to be very exciting or effective. The new system really kicked butt, catching several cheaters the first day it was used …   New idioms dictionary

  • Kick butt — 1. be totally amazing; 2. go off; 3. extremely excellent: real kick arse track …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • kick butt — Australian Slang 1. be totally amazing; 2. go off; 3. extremely excellent: real kick arse track …   English dialects glossary

  • kick butt — v. (Slang) use forceful or coercive measures in order to attain an objective; winning overwhelmingly; be absolutely amazing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kick butt (to) —  Outwit or overwhelm the competition …   American business jargon

  • kick someone's butt — kick (someone s) butt American & Australian, very informal! to punish someone or to defeat someone with a lot of force. The officer told his men to move in on the protestors and kick butt show them who s boss! We went out with the gang to kick… …   New idioms dictionary

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