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kick in And then there is the transportation thing .I mean, to get a carton of milk you have to drive 3 miles. So the whole car culture thing kicks in. question:what does "kicks in" mean?
Nov 1, 2014 7:57 AM
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In this context, it means "begins", "begins working/to happen" or "becomes evident". Here are some more examples: The moment the burglars opened the safe, the bank's alarm system kicked in. I took two painkillers and waited for the paracetamol to kick in. In the third mile of my run, I felt the endorphins kick in.
November 1, 2014
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