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Come into effect or operation.‘the hospital's emergency generators kicked in’
- ‘There is a British resilience and pragmatism that kicks in when something like this happens.’
- ‘That's when my imagination kicks in and I begin to visualise shapes, structures and colours.’
- ‘If you drive into central London there is a big C painted on the road at the point where the congestion charge kicks in.’
- ‘She put her terror to one side as her professional training kicked in and she provided emergency care.’
- ‘The Government will only take on claims after the new enterprise liability scheme kicks in.’
- ‘The top band of council tax kicks in when a house is valued at more than £212,000.’
- ‘I think the medication is finally kicking in and that was what I was waiting for.’
- ‘When the New Year's resolution to lose weight kicks in, gyms and diet clubs often have a sharp rise in membership.’
- ‘But then you get out there and the adrenaline kicks in and you're away again.’
- ‘He is soon feeling sick and unhappy as the effects of his high fat diet kick in.’
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