- (slang) Terrific, great (of clothes) smart, fashionable.
- a kicking pair of jeans
- a kicking party
- (slang) Alive, active (especially in the phrase alive and kicking).
- still kicking at 89
- (slang, of a party or event) Actively ongoing and enjoyable.
- (terrific): bitching, peng, top-notch; see also Thesaurus:excellent
- (alive): extant, living, vital; see also Thesaurus:alive
kicking (plural kickings)
- The action of the verb to kick.
- In boxing, kicking one's opponent is not allowed.
- A violent assault involving repeated kicks.
- The bullies pushed the boy over and gave him a kicking.
- (slang) A great loss or defeat; licking.
- 2015 February 23, “Oscars 2015: 10 things we learned”, in The Guardian (London):
- It’s always fun when something massive comes along and sweeps the board, giving everything else a thoroughly good kicking – think Titanic, The Silence of the Lambs, or Lord of the Rings. There’s a sort of deranged, gluttonous feeling, a perverse glee in seeing so many dreams trampled on by a massive cultural juggernaut.