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get a kick out of

get a kick out of

Date: Jun 03 2010

Themes: Romance, Work


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“She’s my favorite actress, so to be able to work with her is always fun, and I get such a kick out of it.”

- Actor David Arquette talks about filming Scream 4 with his wife, Courteney Cox. (TV Guide)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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enjoy; be entertained, excited, or amused by

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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When you kick something, you strike it with your foot. So if David Arquette got a kick from his wife Courteney Cox, that wouldn’t be good. We’d all be reading about Courteney Cox, Husband-Abuser in the tabloids.

But Arquette didn’t get a kick from his wife. He gets a kick out of her. He finds it fun and exciting to act with her. He thinks she is a great actress and he gets a kick out of seeing her perform for the camera.

The expression get a kick out of someone (or something) comes from a 1930s song called I Get a Kick Out of You. In the lyrics, the singer lists all the things that bore him, or all the things he doesn’t get a kick out of, from planes to cocaine. The only thing he gets a kick out of is the woman to whom he is singing the song.

What do you get a kick out of doing? Which people in your life do you get a kick out of?


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I really get a kick out of my five-year-old nephew. He’s a funny kid.”

“I think you’ll get a kick out of The Hangover.”

“My friends always get a kick out of hearing my wife speak French.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

MmLLoO I think it means that he enjoys working with her.
by MmLLoO
I think it means he always gets a lot of happiness when he works with her.
by Mr.Bean's wife
Zambuka one is extremely happy, or liking it a looooooot)
by Zambuka
ali_nasri Means he enjoys working with his wife.
by ali_nasri
Dess to find an enjoyment in something
by Dess
chomo umm its when you get some exitement out of it:)
by chomo
maya.a excited by situation, enjoy that, thrilled about/by(not sure about preposition) it.
by maya.a
enjoy it
by periwinkle.chic

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La Princesse de la vie


I do get a kick out of spending time in English, baby with E,baby people…

Yes, I have some people in my life that I get a kick out of, they are my friends, best friends.. 

06:45 PM Aug 20 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i get a kick out of learning english

08:09 AM Aug 20 2012 |



Russian Federation

I really got a kick out of reading “Catcher in the Rie”

07:33 PM Jul 27 2011 |

Golden Lena

Russian Federation

I get a kick out of my husband)) I love him!

05:58 PM Nov 21 2010 |



I get a kick ou of learning English I like speaking English.

08:34 AM Aug 23 2010 |




There are many things I really get kick out of…For instance staying and hang out with her…Everything we do toguether is pretty cool :)

02:49 PM Jul 11 2010 |




I get a kick out of reading twilight news 'cause I'm a big of that movie. lol

02:56 PM Jun 08 2010 |


tar_banSuper Member!

Saudi Arabia

I get a kick out of my wife

08:16 AM Jun 08 2010 |




really good

08:57 AM Jun 07 2010 |




I always get a kick out of chating rumors with my friends. Embarassed

03:45 PM Jun 06 2010 |

Mr.Bean's wife


I always get a kick out of teaching kids English.  I usually get a kick out of people who have a good sense of humor.   LaughingLaughing

02:57 AM Jun 06 2010 |



enjoying doing something or being with someone

06:37 PM Jun 05 2010 |



Serbia and Montenegro

I always get a kick out of my kids.They know how to make me happy. I love them!!!SmileKiss

02:08 PM Jun 04 2010 |

Khalil Al-Halwachi


I get a kick out of solving complex mathematical problems!

11:11 AM Jun 04 2010 |




i get a kick out of singing ^^

10:10 AM Jun 04 2010 |



I get a kick out of Indie Rock!Cool

04:15 AM Jun 04 2010 |




i get a kick out of my computer , jeeje

01:36 AM Jun 04 2010 |



it's nice to express the meaning about enjoy sth or sb.i get a kick out of from my job.

03:03 PM Jun 03 2010 |

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