alive and kicking
Very active; vigorous; full of energy.
Grandpa was taken to the hospital with pneumonia, but he was discharged yesterday and is alive and kicking.
break a habit
kick the habit
To stop a bad habit.
Бросить вредную привычку.
I want you to break your habit of smoking two packets of cigarettes a day.
Я хочу, чтобы ты бросил свою привычку выкуривать по две пачки сигарет в день.
Once a child becomes accustomed to chewing his nails, it’s difficult to kick the habit.
The doctor advised the heavy cigarette smoker that her heart had become damaged and that she should kick the habit right away.
To give together with others, contribute.
The pupils chipped in a dime apiece for the teacher's Christmas present.
All the neighbors kicked in to help after the fire.
Lee chipped in ten points in the basketball game.
Joe didn't say much but chipped in a few words.
get a bang out of
get a charge out of
get a kick out of
To be greatly thrilled; derive pleasure from.
Получать импульс, заряд от чего-либо.
Tom and Many get a kick out of playing four hands on the piano.
Tom is really funny. I always get a kick out of his jokes.
Том по-настоящему смешной. Я всегда получаю заряд хорошего настроения от его шуток.
kick against the pricks
To fight against rules or authority in a way that just hurts yourself.
Johnny kicked against the pricks in his foster home until he learned that he could trust his new family.
To act roughly or badly to; treat badly; bully.
John likes to kick around the little boys.
Mr. Jones is always kicking his dog around.
To lie around or in a place; be treated carelessly; be neglected.
This old coat has been kicking around the closet for years.
The letter kicked around on my desk for days.
To talk easily or carelessly back and forth about; examine in a careless or easy-going way.
Bob and I kicked around the idea of going swimming, but it was hot and we were too lazy.
At first my friends were reluctant to consider my suggestion, but they finally were willing to kick it around for a while.
Herb thought that we should kick around the idea of establishing a special fund for supporting needy members of the club.
To move about often; go from one job or place to another; become experienced.
Harry has kicked around all over the world as a merchant seaman.
To pay money illegally for favorable contract arrangements.
I will do it if you kick back a few hundred for my firm.
To shift an automobile, jeep, or truck into lower gear by hand-shifting.
Joe kicked the jeep down from third to second, and we slowed down.