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.
- ‘Then they go back into action, fully committed to their high kicks and gravity-defying leaps among the assembled masses.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Then all three are shown in front of a wall of flames, performing a series of martial arts moves, including high kicks and punches.’
- ‘A relatively modem martial art, it's known for its powerful high kicks and hand strikes.’
- ‘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.’
Make a high kick.
- ‘Two battling brothers - who took up martial arts to defeat the bullies - have high-kicked their way to glory.’
- ‘A karate club from Stratton has high-kicked and chopped its way to raising more than £1,000 for the Swindon Cancer Appeal.’
- ‘Not far behind are Eddie and Arthur, now joined by Nicole James, who seems to be on hand to prove that women can high-kick and punch just as well as men.’
- ‘Since the troupe first pranced across the Eurovision stage, clicking their heels and high-kicking to the sound of Irish fiddles and flutes, Riverdance has played over 6,000 times in more than 220 venues.’
- ‘Five thousand people signed up for membership before the first roulette wheel was spun ensuring that as the showgirls high-kicked on the opening night, the Opera House Casino was already a sure thing.’
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