Definition of kick over the traces in English:
British Become insubordinate or reckless.
- 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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