January 4, 2013

kick-ass

Posted in Idioms at 11:45 pm by Feng

kick-ass: really fine; excellent; cool [dictionary]. Sometimes, it is also spelt as kickass (see [urbandictionary])

This year, two lecturers created a new undergraduate module on cryptography. The student feedback has been generally positive. One (anonymous) student wrote a comment in the module evaluation: “Overall I would say both lecturers were kickass...” At first, I thought it must be a negative word, but I realized I was wrong as the student went on to write: “They took a subject I knew almost nothing about to start with, and not only nurtured my interest, but made the process of learning fun and challenging through the courseworks.”A good compliment and a very cool idiom!

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