How would you interpret the phrase “get a kick out of” in the context?
How would you interpret the phrase “get a kick out of” in the fifth sentence?
Does the word “kick” mean great pleasure?
And I would think the “out of” means “because”.
What do you think?
PS: the excerpt is taken from “Korbi’s Girl” written by an Israeli author, Etgar Keret. And I’m reading an English translation.
Korbi was a punk like all punks. The kind that you don’t know whether they’re uglier or stupider. And like all punks he had a beautiful girlfriend, who no one could understand what she was doing with him. She was a tall brunette, taller than him, and her name was Marina. And whenever I passed them on the street with my big brother, Myron, I would get a kick out of seeing him move his head from side to side in a kind of slow “no” movement. As if he was saying to himself, “What a waste, what a waste.” Korbi’s girlfriend must have gotten a kick out of these head movements too, because whenever we came down the street opposite her and Korbi she would smile at my brother.