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    get their kicks

    If people talk to someone to "get their kicks" , does it mean they are laughing at someone?
    can it have any other meaning other than that?


    Thanks in advance

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    Re: get their kicks

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    If people talk to someone to "get their kicks" , does it mean they are laughing at someone?
    can it have any other meaning other than that?


    Thanks in advance
    You can "get your kicks" or "get a kick" from almost anything which gives you particular pleasure. You can get a kick out of going to the cinema/seeing a loved one/eating a cake/buying a new car etc, etc.

    Some people get a kick out of tormenting someone else, but that's just another example of the same thing. The "getting a kick" bit is just a phrase for "getting a lot of pleasure from".

    If you get a kick out of talking with or to people, you're usually the sort of person who really gets on well with people.

    buggles(not a teacher, but a native speaker who gets a kick out of trying to help people.)

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    Re: get their kicks

    I get a kick out of you

    I get no kick from champagne
    Mere alcohol doesnt thrill me at all
    So tell me why should it be true
    That I get a kick out of you

    Frank Sinatra song.

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