to kick around somewhere

Idiom Definition

"to kick around somewhere"

to move from place to place with no specific purpose

Idiom Definition - to kick around somewhere


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to kick around somewhere

Two coworkers are talking during a Monday morning coffee break ...

Worker 1:  What did you do on the weekend?

Worker 2:  Not much.  I wanted to go out and enjoy some fresh air but it rained all day Sunday.

Worker 1:  So, what did you do?

Worker 2:  What could I do?  I just kicked around the house all day.

Worker 1:  Sounds boring.  I guess you didn't really do anything, then?

Worker 2:  No.  Nothing!

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to kick around somewhere

Two old friends are talking about their experiences when they were growing up ...

Friend 1:  So, what did you do after high school?

Friend 2:  Well, I didn't want to go to university right away so I went on a trip to Europe.

Friend 1:  Did you have a plan or an itinerary?

Friend 2:  Nah.  I just went and kicked around wherever for a couple of months.

Friend 1:  That must have been interesting.

Friend 2:  Absolutely!

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to kick around somewhere - Gerund Form:

Kicking around a quiet park can be very relaxing.

to kick around somewhere - Examples:

1)  I kick around the yard when my mother doesn't let me go out to play.

2)  You kick around the office when there is nothing important to do.

3)  He kicks around the park when he is waiting for his girlfriend to arrive.

4)  She kicks around the mall on Saturday afternoons.

5)  We kick around the house when there is nowhere to go.

6)  You (all) kick around near your hotel when you visit a new city.

7)  They kick around the beach when there is nothing else to do.

8)  We are also planning to stage a kick around in the Etosha Pan. 

9)  He is kicking around the U.S. at the moment.

10)  Did she kick around the house yesterday?

11)  Were you kicking around the park when it started to rain?

12)  Are you going to kick around Europe next summer?

13)  Kids mostly used their free footwear to play outside or just kick around the house. 

14)  I kick around the house.

15)  Has he been kicking around the U.S. for a couple of months now?

16)  Did he kick around the house yesterday?

17)  He was not kicking around the park when it started to rain.

18)  Had they already kicked around the park before it rained?

19)  He will not kick around Europe next summer.

20)  You are not going to be kicking around Europe all next summer.