Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

kick off

kick off
1) begin or cause to begin
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    • kick things off, kick off the show, kick-off at 7pm
  • Analysis
    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)
    1. Things are really about to kick off here. Everyone's so angry!
    2. I'm rushing home to see the match. Kick-off is 7:45.
    3. Okay, well, I'd like to kick things off with a toast to the bride and groom.
    4. U2 will be kicking off the show with their latest hit.
    5. I love getting home and just kicking off my shoes.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We are kicking off the conference with an address from our CEO.
    2. I'm going to kick off the meeting if we have everyone?
    3. John, would you like to kick off with the finance report?
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