a kick up the arse/backside Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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

"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)
Translations of “a kick up the arse/backside”
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞭策, 教训,督促(使其不再懒惰)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞭策, 教訓,督促(使其不再懶惰)…
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