kick up your heels

Idiom

kick up your heels

Definition

to be happy and full of energy, usually expressed in a celebratory manner

Examples

After winning the championship, the team kicked up their heels in celebration

After a long day of work, I just wanted to kick up my heels and relax

Origin

1700s England

FAQs

What does the idiom ‘kick up your heels’ mean?

to be happy and full of energy, usually expressed in a celebratory manner

When did this idiom originate?

1700s England