Meaning of “a kick up the arse/backside” in the English Dictionary

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"a kick up the arse/backside" in British English

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a kick up the arse/backside

UK US a kick in the butt/pants offensive

If you give someone a kick up the arse, you do or say something to try to stop them being lazy.

(Definition of “a kick up the arse/backside” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)