Posted by Bruce Kahl on March 06, 2005
In Reply to: Befor the kicking starts 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
The doctor wants to give him anesthesia before the patient starts kicking and screaming in pain.