Kick Ass And Take Names Meaning
(idiomatic, US, Canada, colloquial) To beat someone in a competition, fight, or other situation.
Example: 1987, Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline, p. 394:
We kick ass and take names and call muster.
1990, David H. Hackworth, â€ŽJulie Sherman, About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior, p. 217:
Hell, I thought, if I were wearing that star, I'd kick ass and take names and have this place turned upside down in a week.
2012, Robert Fitzpatrick, Betrayal, p. 17:
â€œFitz,â€ Assistant Director Roy McKinnon said the day he summoned me to his office at headquarters in Washington in late 1980, â€œwe need an Irishman to go to Boston to kick ass and take names.â€