February 24, 2006

kick in

Posted in Idioms at 10:04 am by Feng

kick in — to become operative or take effect [dict]

In “Desperate Housewives”, Susan is very worried about the huge expense she has to pay for her wandering spleen surgery. Her divorced husband, Karl, agrees to remarry her so that his insurance will cover the cost of the surgery. Karl comforts Susan, “insurance kicks in the minute I say ‘I do’.”

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