Definition of kick up one's heels in English:

kick up one's heels


North American
  • Have a lively, enjoyable time.

    • ‘Wear clothes you wouldn't want your neighbours to see, get a henna tattoo, have a few drinks, kick up your heels and most important of all… smile at strangers and meet the locals!’
    • ‘Do you kids feel that you need to kick up your heels?’
    • ‘Smelling the roses and kicking up your heels while you are still young enough to enjoy it is an aim for many hard-working professionals.’
    • ‘Diane, who passed away in early June, after an awe-inspiring battle with pancreatic cancer, would have, as one press member put it, ‘shrugged her shoulders,’ then gone off to kick up her heels from pure joy!’
    • ‘The mother-daughter duo kick up their heels and kick off the second season of their reality show tomorrow.’
    • ‘They chase each other around, climb over stuff - they're so happy they want to kick up their heels.’
    • ‘But the young ones had something entirely different in mind, and proceeded to run, buck, and twirl on the ice, kicking up their heels.’
    • ‘‘No,’ I reply, ‘it's for people like you and me who want to kick up our heels at a certain age.’’
    • ‘But while property sharks may be kicking up their heels, small-time Plateau landowners and their tenants are bearing the brunt.’
    • ‘All let their worries go, and went back to their young days kicking up their heels, and having a ball.’
    • ‘It was a warm night but people seemed to want to kick up their heels.’
    • ‘Lees did have some time to kick up her heels outside of the classroom as well.’
    • ‘At 95, that merry widow is still kicking up her heels.’
    • ‘Once you have reached a stage of utter bliss, kick off the comfy shoes, kick up your heels and head for any of the bars or nightclubs where you can work off your sumptuous meal by dancing the night away.’
    • ‘Steamboat Springs is also known for its western hospitality so bring your cowboy boots and belt buckles, kick up your heels, and be prepared to enjoy yourself.’
    • ‘She had no idea of the paces we would put her through or do but by Wednesday she was dancing, kicking up her heels, doing a whole number, a tango thing with the dancers.’
    • ‘His men were playing a banjo tune and kicking up their heels.’
    • ‘With the women in one circle (no one to impress now girls so we can just kick up our heels!) and the men in another, the guests whirl the bride and groom around, dancing with them and surrounding them with concentric circles of joy.’