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Now the VOA Special English Program, Words and Their Stories.
From birth to death, the word “kick” has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother heals the first science of life, kicking inside her wound. And that same life many years later comes to its end in our widely-used expression to kick the bucket, meaning to die.
The expression “to kick the bucket” is almost two hundred years old. One believe is that it started when an English stableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pale of bucket. He put a rope around his neck and tied it to a beam in the ceilling, and then kicked the bucket away from underhand. After a while, to die in anyway was called kicking a bucket.
Another old expression that comes from England is to kick over the traces, meaning to resist the command of one’s parents, or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the trains that held a horse or mule to a wagon of plough. Sometimes, an animal rebeled and kicked over the traces.
The word kick sometimes is used to express complains or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick-back is illegal, so it’s another kind of kick-back – a secret payment, made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or a company.
Kick around is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is kicked around is someone who is treated badly. Usually, he is not really being kicked by somebody’s foot; he is just not treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another. Kick around has a third meaning when you use it with the word idea. When you kick around an idea, you’re giving that idea some thought.
There is no physical action when you kick people upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not.
Still another meaning of the word kick is to free oneself of a bad habit such as smoking cigarrettes. Health campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.
This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Maurice Joyce was the narrator. I’m Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.

From birth to death the word kick has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first science of life, kicking inside her room. And that same life many years later comes to its end in a widely use expression to kick the bucket meaning to die.

The expression to kick the bucket is almost two hundred years old. One belief is that it started when an English stable man committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pail or bucket. He put a rope around his neck and tied it to a * of ceiling. And then kick the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in any way was called kicking in the bucket.

Another old expression that comes from the England is to kick over the traces, meaning to resist a command of one's parents or to oppose a reject authority. Traces were the traces that help a horse on you to a * or plow. Sometimes an animal will build and kick over the traces.

The word kick sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick that some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal.So is another kind of kick back.A secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or a company. 

Kick around is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is kicked around is someone who is treated badly. Usually he is not really being kicked by somebody's foot. He is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most  his life is someone who has spend his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another.

Kick around has a third meaning when you use it with the word idea. When you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is not physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pay can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not. Still another meaning of the word kick is to free oneself Off a bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Healthful campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES was written by M.C.M. J was an *.I'm S.G.
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Now the VOA special English program ‘words and their stories’.
From birth to death, the word ‘kick’ has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her {womb} and that same life, many years later, comes to its end, in a widely used expression, to kick the bucket, meaning to die. Expression, to kick the bucket, is almost 200 years old. One belief is that it started when an English stableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pale or a bucket. He put a rope around his neck and tied to a beam of ceiling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in any way was called ‘kicking the bucket’.
Another old expression that comes from England is to kick over the traces, meaning to resist the commands of one’s parents, or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or a {mule} to a wagon or a {plow}. Sometimes, an animal rebelled and kicked over the traces. The word ‘kick’, sometime is used to describe complaint, or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kickback some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kickback is illegal, so is another kind of kickback, a secret payment, made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or company. Kick around is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is a kick around is someone who is treated badly. Usually, it’s not really being kicked by somebody’s foot. It’s just not being treated without the respect that all of us want. A person who is as a kick around from the most of his life is someone who spends his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another. Kick around has a third meaning when you used it with the word ‘idea’, when you kick around an idea, you are giving back idea some thoughts. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as* strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not. Still another meaning of the word ‘kick’ is to free oneself about bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Health campaign urge smokers to kick the habit.
This was VOA special English program ‘words and their stories’. It was written by Marylon Christiano. Mouise Joy was narrator. I’m Shirley Griffith.
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NOW the voa special english program words and stories

From birth to death,the word 'kick' has been given an important part in expressing human experience.The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her womb and that same life many years later comes to its end in the widely used expression 'to kick the bucket' meaning to die.expression 'to kick the bucket' is almost two hundred years old .

one belief is that it started when an english stableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on the pail or bucket .he put a rope around his neck and tied it to a bemsiling and then kicked the bucket away from under him .after a while ,to die in any way was called 'kicking the bucket'

another old expression that comes from england is 'to kick over the traces' meaning to resist the commands own`s parents or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or a mill to a wagon or aplor

Sometimes, an animal rebelled and kicked over the traces. The word ‘kick’, sometime is used to describe complaint, or some kind of dissatisfaction.

Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of kick back, a secret payment, made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or company.

Kick around is a frees that is heard often in American English. A person who is a kick around is someone who is treated badly. Usually, it’s not really being kicked by somebody’s foot. It’s just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around from the most of his life is someone who spends his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another.

Kick around has a third meaning when you used it with the word ‘idea’, when you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought.

There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be unstrong.

You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not.

Still another meaning of the word ‘kick’ is to free oneself about bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Healf conpin urge smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA special English program ‘words and their stories ‘was written by Marilin Cristiano .Morse Jory was narrator. I’m Shirley G….

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

From birth to death the word 'kick' has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her womb. And that same life, many years later, comes to its end in a widely used expression 'to kick the bucket' meaning to die.

The expression 'to kick the bucket' is almost two hundred years old. One belief is that it started when an English stableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pail or a bucket. He put a rope around his neck, and tied it to a beam in the ceiling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in anyway was called 'kicking the bucket'.

Another old expression that comes from England is 'to kick over the traces', meaning to resist the commands of one's parents or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or a mule to a wagon or a plow. Sometimes, an animal rebelled and kicked over the traces.

The word 'kick' sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of 'kick back' - a secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buys supplies for a government or a company.

'Kick around' is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is 'kicked around' is someone who is treated badly. Usually he is not really being kicked by somebody's foot. He is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another.

'Kick around' has a third meaning when you use it with the word 'idea'. When you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not.

Still another meaning of the word 'kick' is to free oneself of a bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Health campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Maurice Joyce was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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Now the VOA special English program words and their stories.
From birth to death, the word "kick" has been given an important part in the expression of human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life, kicking inside her womb, and that same life, many years later, comes to its end you know widely used expression to "kick the bucket(死)" meaning to die. The expression to kick the bucket(木桶) is almost 200 years old, one belief is that it started when an English stableman(马夫) committed suiside by hanging himself while standing on a pail(桶) of bucket. He put a rope around his neck, and tied it to a beam in the ceiling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. after a while,to die in anyway with called kicking the bucket.
Another old expression that comes from England is to "kick over the traces(不受约束)", meaning to resist the commands of one's parents or to oppose or reject authority . Traces were the chains that held a horse or mule(驴) to a wagon(四轮马车) or a plow(犁). Sometimes, and animal rebelled(反叛), and kicked over the traces.
The word "kick", sometimes is used to describe complaint or some kind of dissatisfation. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of "kick back"(交付). a secret payment made by supplier to an offial who buy supplies for a goverment or a company.
"Kick around(粗暴对待)" is a phrase that is heard often in American Englisn. A person who is kicked around is someone who is treated badly. Usually, he is not really being kicked by somebody's foot. He is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another.
"Kick around" has a third meaning when you use it with the word "idea". When you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important, but really is not.
Still another meaning of the word "kick" is free oneself of a bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Health campaigns urge smokes to kick the habit.
This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Maurice Joyce was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.


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From birth to death, the word ‘kick’ has been given an important part in the expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first science of life kicking inside her wool. And that same life many years later, comes to its end, and it widely used expression to kick the bucket, meaning to die. Expression ‘to kick the bucket’ is almost 200 years old. One belief is that it started when an english dableman commited suicide by hanging himself while standing on the pale or bucket. He pulled a rope around his neck and tied it to a beamed ceiling. And then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in any way was called kicking the bucket.
Another old expression that comes from england is ‘to kick over the traces’, meaning to resist a commands of one’s parents, or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse to a wagon or plow. Sometimes and animal rebeled and kicked over the traces. The word ‘kick’ sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of disatisfaction. Workers for example kick about long hours and no pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal. So is another kind of kick back are secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buy supplys for a government or company. Kick around is a phrase that is heard often in American english. A person who is kicked around is someone who is treated badly. Usually, is not really being kicked by someone’s foot, is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another. Kick around has a third meaning when you use it with the word ‘idea’. When you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important, but really is not. Still another meaning of the word ‘kick’ is to free oneself of a bad habit, such as smoking cigaretts. Health campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Story.

From birth to death the word 'kick' has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her womb. And that same life, many years later, comes to its end in a widely used expression 'to kick the bucket' meaning to die.

The expression 'to kick the bucket' is almost two hundred years old. One belief is that it started when an English stableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pail or bucket. He put a rope around his neck, and tied it to a beam in the ceiling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in anyway was called 'kicking the bucket'.

Another old expression that comes from England is 'to kick over the traces', meaning to resist the commands of one's parents or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or mule to a wagon or plow. Sometimes, an animal rebelled and kicked over the traces.

The word 'kick' sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of 'kick back' - a secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or a company.

'Kick around' is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is 'kicked around' is someone who is treated badly. Usually he is not really being kicked by somebody's foot. He is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another. 'Kick around' has a third meaning when you use it with the word idea. When you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not.

Still another meaning of the word 'kick' is to free oneself of a bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Health campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiana. Maurice Joyce was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories.

From birth to death, the word kicke has been given as an important part in the expression human experience. The proud happy mother feels their first insides life kicking inside her wood. And that same life many years later comes to each end and why do you use the expression to kicked the bucket means die.

Expression to kick the bucket is almost two hundred years ago. One belief is that start when an English stable man committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on the pill or a bucket. He put a rope around his neck and tired to be in a being a singing, and then kick a bucket away from under him. After a while to die in anyway was called kick in a bucket.

Another old expression that comes from England is to kick over the tresis meaning to resist the commands of ones’ parents or to oppose or reject authority. Trasis were the chance held the horse are mule or a wagon or a plow. Sometimes an animal rebelled and kick the over trasis. The word kick sometime use to describe complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers for example, kick about long hours and no pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick that some are wages to their employers as part as their job. This kick bag is illegal, so is another kind of cake bed are secret payment made by supplier to an official who buy suppliers for a government or a company.

Kick around is frees that her often in American English. A person who is kick around is someone who is treated badly, usually is not really been kicked by somebody food is just not been created with the respect that all about us want. A person who has kick around from most with life is someone who has been spend his live movie from a place to a place. In this case kick around means movie often from one place to another.

Kick around has a third meaning when you use the words with the idea, when you kick around a idea you are giving that idea some sort there are no physical action when you kick a person upstairs although the pay can be strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him form an important job and giving him a job as sounds more important but really is not.

Still another meaning of the word kick is to free oneself about bad happen such as smoking cigarettes. Healthy can pays urge smokers to take the happened.

This VOA Special English Program Words and their Stories was written by Marylo Christinano, Mors Joes was the narrator. I am Shelve.
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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.

From birth to death the word 'kick' has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her womb. And that same life, many years later, comes to its end in a widely used expression 'to kick the bucket' meaning to die.

The expression 'to kick the bucket' is almost two hundred years old. One belief is that it started when an English stableman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a pail or /a/ bucket. He put a rope around his neck, and tied it to a beam in the ceiling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in anyway was called 'kicking the bucket'.

Another old expression that comes from England is 'to kick over the traces', meaning to resist the commands of one's parents or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or a mule to a wagon or a plow. Sometimes, an animal rebelled and kicked over the traces.

The word 'kick' sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers, for example, kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of 'kick back' - a secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or a company.

'Kick around' is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is 'kicked around' is someone who is treated badly. Usually he is not really being kicked by somebody's foot. He is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who has spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another.

'Kick around' has a third meaning when you use it with the word idea. When you kick around an idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not.

Still another meaning of the word 'kick' is to free oneself of a bad habit, such as smoking cigarettes. Health campaigns urge smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Marilyn Christiano. Maurice Joyce was the narrator. I'm Shirley Griffith.
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From birth to death the word “kick' has been given an important part in expressing human experience. The proud and happy mother feels the first signs of life kicking inside her womb. And that’s same life many years later comes to its end in a while to use the expression to kick the bucket meaning to die.

The expression to kick the bucket is almost two hundred years old. One belief is that it started when an English nobleman committed suicide by hanging himself while standing on a beer of bucket. He put a rope around his neck, and tight it to a beam in ceiling, and then kicked the bucket away from under him. After a while, to die in anyway was called kicking the bucket.

Another old expression that comes from England is to kick over the trace, meaning to resist a command of one's parents or to oppose or reject authority. Traces were the chains that held a horse or a mule to a wagon or a plow. Sometimes, an animal rebelled and kicked over the traces.

The word 'kick' sometimes is used to describe a complaint or some kind of dissatisfaction. Workers for example kick about long hours and low pay. There are times when workers are forced to kick back some of their wages to their employers as part of their job. This kick back is illegal, so is another kind of ‘kick back’ - a secret payment made by a supplier to an official who buy supplies for a government or a company.

Kick around' is a phrase that is heard often in American English. A person who is 'kicked around' is someone who is treated badly. Usually he is not really being kicked by somebody's foot. He is just not being treated with the respect that all of us want. A person who has kicked around for most of his life is someone who was spent his life moving from place to place. In this case, kicking around means moving often from one place to another.

Kick around has a third meaning when you use it with the word idea. When you kick around the idea, you are giving that idea some thought. There is no physical action when you kick a person upstairs, although the pain can be as strong. You kick a person upstairs by removing him from an important job and giving him a job that sounds more important but really is not.
Still another meaning of the word kick is to free oneself from a bad habit, such as smoking cigarette. Health campaign urge smokers to kick the habit.

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by M.C. M.J. was their narrator. I'm S.G.
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