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kick over the traces

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishkick over the traceskick over the tracesBritish English old-fashioned to start behaving badly by refusing to accept any control or rules kick
Examples from the Corpus
kick over the tracesBut perhaps even misogynists can kick over the traces.They fall down and get up again; they educate themselves and kick over the traces.If one of them kicked over the traces, there was hell to pay until he fell obediently back into line.
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