kick something into touch

kick something into touch
kick something into touch british phrase
to stop discussing an idea, suggestion, problem etc because it is clear that you cannot achieve or solve it

That issue has now been kicked into touch.

Thesaurus: to stop talking, or to not say anythingsynonym
Main entry: kick

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • kick something into touch — British to stop discussing an idea, suggestion, problem etc because it is clear that you cannot achieve or solve it That issue has now been kicked into touch …   English dictionary

  • kick someone/something into touch — Vrb phrs. To reject, discard or finish with someone/something. From the game of Rugby, whereby a ball kicked into touch is out of play. E.g. I m going to kick it into touch after today, and start again tomorrow morning …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • kick something into the long into touch — kick sth into the long ˈgrass/into ˈtouch idiom (BrE) to reject, remove or stop dealing with a problem • He tends to deal with disputes by kicking them into the long grass. Main entry: ↑kickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick something into the long grass touch — kick sth into the long ˈgrass/into ˈtouch idiom (BrE) to reject, remove or stop dealing with a problem • He tends to deal with disputes by kicking them into the long grass. Main entry: ↑kickidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • kick into touch — verb a) To kick a ball over the touchline in a game of rugby or football That supplier has failed to deliver on time yet again! We ought to kick them into touch. b) To cease having dealings with someone or something because of problems. It seemed …   Wiktionary

  • kick — I UK [kɪk] / US verb Word forms kick : present tense I/you/we/they kick he/she/it kicks present participle kicking past tense kicked past participle kicked *** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to hit someone or something with your foot Mum! Jimmy… …   English dictionary

  • kick — [kɪk] verb kick in phrasal verb 1. [intransitive] informal if a system, arrangement, event etc kicks in, it begins to have an effect: • Many lawyers are hurrying to arrange settlements before the new tax rules kick in. 2. [intransitive,… …   Financial and business terms

  • touch — touch1 W2S2 [tʌtʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(feel)¦ 2¦(no space between)¦ 3 touch something to something 4¦(affect somebody s feelings)¦ 5¦(have an effect)¦ 6¦(use)¦ 7 not touch something 8 not touch somebody/something 9¦(deal with somebody/something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kick — kick1 W3S2 [kık] v [I and T] 1.) to hit something with your foot kick sth down/over/around etc ▪ Billy was kicking a ball around the yard. ▪ The police kicked the door down. kick sb in the stomach/face/shin etc ▪ There was a scuffle and he kicked …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • touch — touch1 [ tʌtʃ ] verb *** ▸ 1 put body part on someone/something ▸ 2 have no space between ▸ 3 affect emotions ▸ 4 change/influence someone/something ▸ 5 eat/drink something ▸ 6 use something ▸ 7 work on something ▸ 8 deal with someone/something ▸ …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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