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kick back American English Informal

Meaning: to relax and "take it easy"

Synonym: chill out (informal), relax

For example:

  • kick back After a hard day's work, I like to kick back and watch TV.

  • kick back If you have a stressful job, it's important to spend time each day just kicking back and relaxing.

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

When she has free time, Jill likes to kick back and
  1. catch up on her work
  2. watch old movies
  3. clean her apartment

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