kick against

kick against
kick against express disagreement or frustration with.
Main Entry: kick

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  • kick against — RESIST, rebel against, oppose, struggle/fight against; defy, disobey, reject, spurn. → kick * * * ˈkick a ˌgainst [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they kick against …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick against — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms kick against : present tense I/you/we/they kick against he/she/it kicks against present participle kicking against past tense kicked against past participle kicked against kick against someonesomething to… …   English dictionary

  • kick against — PHRASAL VERB If you kick against a situation you dislike but cannot control, you react against it in a violent, sudden, or extreme way. [mainly BRIT] [V P n] North Sea operators kicked against legislation making them responsible for removing oil… …   English dictionary

  • kick against something — ˈkick against sth derived to protest about or resist sth • Young people often kick against the rules. Main entry: ↑kickderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick against the pricks — ► kick against the pricks hurt oneself by persisting in useless resistance. [ORIGIN: with biblical allusion to Acts of the Apostles, chapter 9.] Main Entry: ↑prick …   English terms dictionary

  • kick against the pricks — British & Australian, literary to fight against people in authority. People in this country tend to follow rather than lead. It takes courage to kick against the pricks …   New idioms dictionary

  • kick against the pricks — phrasal : to feel or show usually pointless opposition to or resentment of an often necessary authority one is subject to * * * kick against the pricks To react futilely against discipline or authority, to the extent of injuring oneself (Bible,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick against the pricks — {v. phr.}, {literary} To fight against rules or authority in a way that just hurts yourself. * /Johnny kicked against the pricks in his foster home until he learned that he could trust his new family./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick against the pricks — {v. phr.}, {literary} To fight against rules or authority in a way that just hurts yourself. * /Johnny kicked against the pricks in his foster home until he learned that he could trust his new family./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • kick\ against\ the\ pricks — v. phr. literary To fight against rules or authority in a way that just hurts yourself. Johnny kicked against the pricks in his foster home until he learned that he could trust his new family …   Словарь американских идиом

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