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kick in the ass, a

noun phrase
  1. A surprising and dampening rebuff, misfortune, etc; a slap in the face
  2. A strong stimulus or impetus; a SHOT IN THE ARM: If this campaign doesn't get a kick in the ass we're dead/ The sizzle of the 24valve V8 Mercedes M3 assures the driver of the right kind of kick in the pants (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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