Posted by Miri Barak on March 06, 2005
Hello dear friends'
I don't understand the meaning of kicking here:
"WE WANT TO HEAD YOU OFF BEFORE THE KICKING STARTS"
It's in the middle of an operation and the doctor asks the patient to tell him when he feels pain.
I understand that head off is to prevent, but kicking, is it literally or does he mean "the fun", that is the pain?
Thanks a lot