Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) begin or cause to begin
How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
kick things off, kick off the show, kick-off at 7pm
To 'kick-off' means to begin or start. 'The race will kick off at 3 pm.' It can also mean to cause to begin. 'The festival will kick off with a variety of musicians.' If someone 'kicks off' it can mean they become angry or aggressive. 'He just kicked off and started shouting at me'.
Social Examples (Basic)
Things are really about to kick off here. Everyone's so angry!
I'm rushing home to see the match.Kick-off is 7:45.
Okay, well,I'd like to kick things off witha toast to the bride and groom.
U2 will bekicking off the showwith their latest hit.
I love getting home andjust kicking off my shoes.
Professional Examples (Basic)
We are kicking offthe conference with an address from our CEO.
I'm going tokick offthe meeting if we have everyone?
John, would you like tokick offwith the finance report?
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