to kick off

Idiom Definition

"to kick off"

to begin;

to start;

to commence

Idiom Definition - to kick off


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to kick off

A group of managers are sitting around their meeting table ...

Leader:  OK everyone.  We have a lot of topics to talk about today and only one hour for this meeting.  Who wants to kick off the meeting?

Worker:  I'll start.  The first thing we need to talk about is ...

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to kick off

Frank is talking to a colleague about an upcoming speech that he must give at a press conference ...

Colleague:  Well, are you ready to give your speech?

Frank:  Almost.  I've written and practiced it.  I'm just not sure how to begin.

Colleague:  Why don't you kick it off with a joke?

Frank:  Yes.  That might be a good way to start the speech.

Literally - the kick off refers to a sporting event such as American football where the kick off by one team actually begins the game. Idiom Definition - to kick off

It is possible to use kick off to refer to the start of any procedure or event.

It is time to kick off the party.

Let's kick off with a prayer.

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Kicking off a party with some good food helps to set the mood.

to kick off - Examples:

1)  I kick off Sunday mornings by doing a crossword puzzle in bed.

2)  You kick off meetings when you welcome all the participants.

3)  He kicks off the weekend by going out on Friday night.

4)  She kicks off her business trips with a prayer.

5)  The department store kicks off its sales with big advertisements in the local newspapers.

6)  We kick off classes by reviewing the lessons from the previous class.

7)  You (all) kick off each day with some exercise.

8)  They kick off the teleconference call by checking that all the participants can hear and see OK.

9)  The games will additionally officially kick-off on March 14 at SXSW.

10)  Bike expo to kick off cycling season in Michiana.

11)  The Pensacola Walk To End Alzheimer's volunteer kick-off party is at 5:30 p.m. tonight at The Oar House on Pace Boulevard.

12)  Olympian and Eganville native Melissa Bishop officially helped kick off the 2015 OFSAA boys hockey championship Monday.

13)  After two snow cancellations, the KBA kick-off meeting will now take place Monday, March 16, at Solstice restaurant in downtown Kingston.

14)  New Orleans music festival to kick off spring break for some.

15)  Now that MWC is over and the expected flagship phones have been announced it's time to take a look at the best smartphones to kick off 2015.

16)  This year's Chandler Ostrich Festival festivities kick off a week before the actual festival with a parade and fun run through downtown Chandler.

17)  Third Indian Panorama Film Festival to kick off in Shillong.

18)  Witherspoon, 70, will kick off his campaign Monday at the Erie Maennerchor, 1607 State St.

19)  City set to kick off £130k boost for outdoor sport.

20)  England's friendly against the Republic of Ireland on Sunday, June 7 has been scheduled for a 1pm kick-off.