Famous Sayings: #73 — ‘I Get a Kick Out of …’

August 4, 2017

I get a kick out of playing video games.

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Some people get a kick out of playing kickball. I know I did when I was a kid. Image from Steven Depolo via Flickr. Some rights reserved.

I decided to go with this idiom because it’s positive an a little fun. Little did I know that the origin was kind of staring me in the face — but not really.

Anyway, it’s easy to surmise that the meaning of “I get a kick out of [someone or something]” means that the person speaking is enjoying their time. Either they enjoy being around another person, most likely a paramour, or they enjoy doing what they’re doing.

But the first use of this phrase came in the form of a love song.

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