One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kick with the foot high in the air, for example in dancing or martial arts.
- ‘Music-hall dancers called for shortened skirts, and their high kicks gave more emphasis to the ruffled underside and bloomers than to the exterior of the garments.’
- ‘But, that aside, the fishnets and high kicks of Bob Fosse's choreography are truly spectacular in a production that revives all that murder and mayhem of Chicago's seedier citizens.’
- ‘Then all three are shown in front of a wall of flames, performing a series of martial arts moves, including high kicks and punches.’
- ‘Then they go back into action, fully committed to their high kicks and gravity-defying leaps among the assembled masses.’
- ‘A relatively modem martial art, it's known for its powerful high kicks and hand strikes.’
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