'Kick over the traces' Meaning
What does the saying 'Kick over the traces' mean?
Kicking over the traces is wild rebellious behaviour or being out of control. It comes from when a horse in harness got a rear leg over the traces, which attach it to the vehicle, it started pulling and became uncontrollable.
Country: International English | Subject Area: Transport & Travel | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
- Kick in the teeth
- Kick up your heels
- Kick a habit
- Kick the ballistics
- Kick your heels
- Better than a kick in the teeth
- Don't stop and kick at every dog that barks at you
- Kick the can down the road
- Kick up a stink
- Kick someone to the curb
- Kick the bucket
- Kick something into the long grass
- Kick away the ladder
- Kick into gear
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