In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: “Kick in the Pants”.
What does “kick in the pants” mean?
- a forceful message to motivate someone
- a scolding that makes a person improve his/her behavior
How to use it?
- Note that “kick in the pants” is usually delivered with good intentions.
- Use “kick” as a noun: Someone needs a good kick in the pants.
- Add adjectives before “kick”, “a good kick in the pants”, “a swift kick in the pants”, etc.
- His son needs a swift kick in the pants to get his life back on track.
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