Kick into touch

Kick into touch
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  • kick into touch — verb a) To kick a ball over the touchline in a game of rugby or football That supplier has failed to deliver on time yet again! We ought to kick them into touch. b) To cease having dealings with someone or something because of problems. It seemed …   Wiktionary

  • kick sth into touch — (UK ► to decide not to deal with a problem, or not deal with it immediately: »They decided to kick the idea of introducing a congestion charge into touch. Main Entry: ↑kick …   Financial and business terms

  • kick something into touch — british phrase to stop discussing an idea, suggestion, problem etc because it is clear that you cannot achieve or solve it That issue has now been kicked into touch. Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym Main entry: kick …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick something into the long into touch — kick sth into the long ˈgrass/into ˈtouch idiom (BrE) to reject, remove or stop dealing with a problem • He tends to deal with disputes by kicking them into the long grass. Main entry: ↑kickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick someone/something into touch — Vrb phrs. To reject, discard or finish with someone/something. From the game of Rugby, whereby a ball kicked into touch is out of play. E.g. I m going to kick it into touch after today, and start again tomorrow morning …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • kick something into touch — British to stop discussing an idea, suggestion, problem etc because it is clear that you cannot achieve or solve it That issue has now been kicked into touch …   English dictionary

  • kick — [kɪk] verb kick in phrasal verb 1. [intransitive] informal if a system, arrangement, event etc kicks in, it begins to have an effect: • Many lawyers are hurrying to arrange settlements before the new tax rules kick in. 2. [intransitive,… …   Financial and business terms

  • kick something into the long grass touch — kick sth into the long ˈgrass/into ˈtouch idiom (BrE) to reject, remove or stop dealing with a problem • He tends to deal with disputes by kicking them into the long grass. Main entry: ↑kickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • touch — touch1 W2S2 [tʌtʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feel)¦ 2¦(no space between)¦ 3 touch something to something 4¦(affect somebody s feelings)¦ 5¦(have an effect)¦ 6¦(use)¦ 7 not touch something 8 not touch somebody/something 9¦(deal with somebody/something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kick — kick1 W3S2 [kık] v [I and T] 1.) to hit something with your foot kick sth down/over/around etc ▪ Billy was kicking a ball around the yard. ▪ The police kicked the door down. kick sb in the stomach/face/shin etc ▪ There was a scuffle and he kicked …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kick — I UK [kɪk] / US verb Word forms kick : present tense I/you/we/they kick he/she/it kicks present participle kicking past tense kicked past participle kicked *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something with your foot Mum! Jimmy… …   English dictionary


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