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kick over the traces

Definition of kick over the traces in English:

British Become insubordinate or reckless.
Example sentences
  • Never mind that you have learned something new, that you have kicked over the traces of your parents.
  • It was very hard aged 15, 16, 17, at a school like the Academy, at which a great number of my contemporaries were hereditary Tory, hereditary unionist, in their mentality, not to kick over the traces.
  • They're just kids doing what kids do, which is kick over the traces and test their independence.
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