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Etymology (Meaning of Words)/origin of "kick in the head"


McDirt wrote at 2015-03-22 17:23:43
"Ain't that a kick in the head" was a line spoken by the character Dave (Frank Sinatra) during the card game scene (with Dean Martin who later sang the song) in the 1958 film Some Came Running. It's not clear whether this is the first time the expression was used in popular culture, but it does pre-date the 1960s reference cited earlier. When watching the scene, one does get the sense that the phrase has some kind of inside resonance between the actors (Sinatra and Martin).

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Carol Pozefsky


Etymology: The origins of English words and phrases. Anchor/Reporter NBC and CBS Networks. News Director 3 Regional Radio Stations.

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