a kick in the teeth

Definition of a kick in the teeth

informal

  1. :  something that is very shocking and disappointing Losing that game was a real kick in the teeth.

Word by Word Definitions

kickplay
  1. :  to strike out with the foot or feet

    :  to make a kick in football

    :  to show opposition :  resist, rebel

  1. :  a blow or sudden forceful thrust with the foot

    :  a sudden propelling of a ball with the foot

    :  the power to kick

teeth
  1. : plural oftooth


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up a kick in the teeth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trip made at another's expense

Get Word of the Day daily email!