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kick butt English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: May 13 2010

Themes: Sports, Work

Quote

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Work is really kicking my butt today.”

- Mason after a long day at the office.

2. Video - Watch the video before learning the definition.

Definition

1. Definition - Study the definition.

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to do well at something, to beat someone up

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When something kicks butt, it does a really good job. This can either work for you or against you.

If you kick butt at a game, that’s a good thing. You win! But if a game kicks your butt, it means the game was smarter, stronger, faster, or otherwise better than you. That’s not a good thing. You lost.

The phrase kick butt comes from fighting. If you lose a fight, you could say you got your butt kicked. If you win, you could say, “I kicked his butt!”

You see, when you get into a physical fight with someone, there’s a chance you’ll actually kick their butt. Like, between punches you might use your foot to kick them, and it might land on their butt. That would hurt.

Thus, this metaphor of fighting has been applied to almost everything else in life. If a car is a really good car, and it’s faster and cooler than the most other cars, you could say it kicks butt. If you really enjoy a particular class at school, you could say the teacher kicks butt. But you probably wouldn’t want to say that to the teacher directly. Kick butt is very informal slang.

Examples

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“This new workout plan I’m on is kicking my butt. I am really sore.”

“No one thought the Trailblazers would win, but they kicked butt and won by 40 points!”

“The kid tried to steal something and got his butt kicked by the security.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

angie.liu kicking my butt... It maybe means...it's a long day. The work made Mason feel very tired today.
by angie.liu
work is really tiring
by monacovalentina
It is a bad day, with a lot of problems and conflicts.
by enriqueVIII
Gellerke make someone tired
by Gellerke
Lubna Alyy physical injury
by Lubna Alyy
alfiya He had an exhausted work at the office..
by alfiya
_Sasha_ work makes Mason feel exhausded
by _Sasha_
Ahshan it is very tired to work today,feeling illness about working.
by Ahshan
majid_jjs kick somebody's ass/butt: to punish or defeat someone
by majid_jjs
Mr.O.G I guess it's mean work bring mor tiredness
by Mr.O.G
Blockey To describe the situation when some one is too busy or can't even breathe from working I purpose
by Blockey
招致名 It should be insteatued by the similar phrase , goes like this:the work is up to my neck which means really tired for the whole loaded working day
by 招致名

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Joy4short

Joy4short

Japan

busy  and  exhausted

11:47 PM Jul 27 2011 |

chanchan01

Viet Nam

an interesting slang i've ever known. i wanna kick butt at my examLaughing

02:02 PM Jan 21 2011 |

rami.love

rami.love

Syrian Arab Republic

that nice

05:01 PM Jan 12 2011 |

primula

primula

Saudi Arabia

Laughing what a nice slang ??! _

 

12:59 AM Jul 18 2010 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

Hehe Brazil will kick some butts in world cup! hihihi

12:10 AM Jun 22 2010 |

klaudita1203

Poland

kick sb butt for luck…it's bring sb more luck..e.g when sb will have  an exam..

11:11 AM Jun 01 2010 |

MrDevMan

MrDevMan

Morocco

i kicked butt , good

06:17 PM May 30 2010 |

Seagull66

Seagull66

Russian Federation

 Maybe it means galvanize smb. into action, isn't it?

10:57 PM May 24 2010 |

guohaoguohao

China

oh kick butt

09:33 AM May 21 2010 |

Dreamcather

Thailand

so  I wanna kick someone butt now

11:00 AM May 19 2010 |

aunglawkeeshein

Myanmar


08:47 AM May 19 2010 |

Jeremy Chen

Taiwan

Hit-Girl kicks Kick-Ass's butt. XD

11:10 PM May 17 2010 |

vague2008

vague2008

Yemen

hi guyz remember to perfectly pick the best shoes or boots b4 u kick butt

08:20 PM May 17 2010 |

rkorkut

Turkey

One more year, I'm going to kick the butt of the retirement!!!

12:34 PM May 15 2010 |

fiydoon

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

finally after 5 years i graduated phd degree so i can say "i kick butt it"  

03:53 PM May 14 2010 |

enriqueVIII

Peru

Nice slang, kicking my butt

11:32 AM May 14 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

nice slang !!!

10:08 PM May 13 2010 |

rafadrums

rafadrums

Brazil

Very well!!!!

06:40 PM May 13 2010 |

rafadrums

rafadrums

Brazil

Very well!!!!

06:40 PM May 13 2010 |

spacedragon

Brazil

lol it is kicking my butt as well ….;((((

04:21 PM May 13 2010 |

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