"to kick a ball around"
to casually and repeatedly kick a ball between two or more people in an informal setting
Related words and phrases:
Billy has just stopped by Frank's house ...
Billy: Hey Frankie! What's up?
Frank: Not much. Do you want to go out in the backyard and kick a ball around?
Billy: Ya, sure. I don't feel like doing much.
Frank: OK. Grab your soccer ball and let's go.
The boys go to the backyard and chat while they casually kick the ball back and forth between them.
Two mothers are talking on the phone ...
Mother 1: Have you seen the boys?
Mother 2: I saw them at the park on my way hope from shopping.
Mother 1: Oh, good. What were they doing?
Mother 2: Nothing special. They were just kicking a ball around.
Kicking a ball around gives a person something to do when they are just hanging out.
1) I kick a ball around with my friends at the park every Saturday afternoon.
2) You kick a ball around when you don't want to play anything serious.
3) He kicks a ball around with his friends in the backyard most days after school.
4) She kicks a ball around with her friends on Sunday mornings.
5) We kick a ball around when we are waiting for a game to start.
6) You (all) kick the ball around after a game.
7) They kick a ball around when they are bored.
8) Ben loves to kick a ball around or just play with bat and ball.
9) There is more room to play or kick a ball around.
10) We would gather on the Commons and kick a ball around.
11) What will you get up to today?... You can't kick a ball around on your own doorstep. So what do you do?
12) These kids don't have the facilities to go and kick a ball around in the fresh air, so it's a pretty special experience.
13) Who cares what they say? Watch them kick a ball around and leave it at that.
14) After school, it was off to meet up with his friends to kick a ball around.
15) I suggest you go outside and kick a ball around, chase the girls or play conkers.
16) Everyone has kicked a ball around a park but how many of us have competed?
17) The majority of Scottish youngsters are happier with their computer games than going out and kicking a ball around, for the fun of it.
18) This current crop of players aren't kids kicking a ball around during their lunch break.
19) I'd much rather think about my niece kicking a ball around the backyard than Ashley Cole doing anything.
20) He spends hours in the backyard kicking the ball around, usually over the neighbours' fence!