1 definition by Michael Wilkinson

1)Percieved as mostly negative external stimuli intended to have a lasting impact on the subject. Figurative speech

2)To be swiftly struck below the belt, but above the knees by another person's foot, while wearing clothing. Literally

3) To be struck with another's foot in the pelvic, groin, or rear end.
A mother took away her son's allowance, which was just the kick in the pants the son needed to start doing his chores.

September 11th was the kick in the pants that caused America to start actively hunting terrorists, rather than waiting for them to strike.

Johnny gave Don a swift kick in the pants, but luckily Don was not badly injured.
by Michael Wilkinson December 01, 2003
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