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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
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