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kick

verb [T]
 
 
/kɪk/
kick sth into touch (also kick sth into the long grass) UK to decide not to deal with a problem, or not deal with it immediately: They decided to kick the idea of introducing a congestion charge into touch.
kick the tyres UK ( US kick the tires) to try something or examine it carefully before you buy it: Come and kick the tires on this latest version of the software.
kick sb upstairs informal to give someone a new job that seems more powerful but is really less powerful, usually in order to stop them causing trouble for you: He was a lousy salesman, so he was kicked upstairs to a desk job.
kick sth upstairs informal to send information or a decision to someone in a higher position: We didn't have the authority to hire anyone, so the whole matter was kicked upstairs.
→ See also tire kicker, kick sth around, kick back, kick sth back, kick in, kick sth in, kick off, kick sth off, kick sb out
(Definition of kick from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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