kick against

This page is about the phrasal verb kick against.

Meaning: to show anger or opposition to something, especially if you're powerless to change it

For example:

  • kick against sth/sb If young people stop kicking against the system and demanding change, we'll all be in trouble.

  • kick against sth/sb When your kids start kicking against your authority, try to remember what it was like when you did the same.

Note: also "kick out against"

Quick Quiz:

Young artists were kicking against the traditional gallery system because they

a. thought it was excellent

b. felt it wasn't fair

c. wanted to protect it

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Contributor: Matt Errey